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2014 Alma Rosa Chardonnay El JabaliChardonnay from United States

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"Produced in 50% stainless steel tank and 50% wood with 40% through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of Anjou pear, ripe kiwi, and fresh lemongrass. Full bodied with nicely bala...

  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
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"Very tight and Chablis-like in style, this bottling from Richard and Thekla Sanford shows crisp Asian pear, lemon pith, Pink Lady apple rinds, wet concrete and a touch of petrol on the nose. The palate is light and fresh, with yellow pear, nectarine and a lemon skin-led acidity, possessing all the bones to age with style."

Product Description:

"Produced in 50% stainless steel tank and 50% wood with 40% through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of Anjou pear, ripe kiwi, and fresh lemongrass. Full bodied with nicely balanced acidity.

Alma Rosa is deeply rooted in the winemaking history of the Santa Rosa hills, inside the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Growing conditions combine here more sunshine than Southern Europe with the powerful cooling influence of onshore winds and fog from Pacific Ocean. The unique geography, moderate climate and clay-loam soils attracted Richard Sanford to this area in the early 70’s, where he pioneered Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County decades before the “Sideways” movie craze.

In 1983 he established on our home ranch one of the first organic-certified vineyards in the Central Coast. Growing consistently balanced wines through sustainable farming is part of the enduring legacy of founder Richard Sanford. The dynamic equilibrium of Alma Rosa wines is now crafted by winemaker Nick De Luca, vividly capturing the individual character of each vineyard we work with." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 107121
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2014
Color White
ABV 13.8%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla