Racines Wenzlau Chardonnay 2018
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This chardonnay is a brilliant expression of the Santa Rita vineyards it comes from. There are lightly tropical notes to it, alongside a citrusy feel. Nuanced honeysuckle and chalky minerality add to this complex and deep wine. It will live well for the next decade, or enhance your evening now, especially if paired with a soft, creamy cheese.
Racines is a collaboration between two classic houses from France, led by vignerons Étienne de Montille and Rodolphe Péters, and Santa Barbara’s own Justin Willett, owner and winemaker at Tyler Winery.
The project is the first venture for Étienne and Rodolphe beyond France and represents the coming together of all that is wonderful about Burgundy, Champagne and California.
These wines confirm something many have long suspected: that if you are looking to make terroir driven, elegant, balanced wines in the new world, then Santa Rita Hills is the place.
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge rises to greet you at the top of our Central Coast. Over the course of the next 500 kilometers (300 miles), the weather transitions from moody to mild, which makes for excellent diversity in both wine and surf. Grapes here are among the oldest in the state, planted by Franciscan monks as they made their way north on El Camino Real (“the royal road”, now Highway 101) in the late 1700s.