Our estate Margarita Vineyard is cradled along the coastal Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Here, amid one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, conditions are optimal for producing a varietally true Chardonnay with a singular sense of place. We perform multiple picks during harvest to create a wine that strikes a fine balance between the leaner and richer styles of the varietal, all with the intent to create a versatile, food-friendly Chardonnay.
The 2020 Chardonnay offers floral, tropical aromas of papaya and banana with hints of pear. A round, luscious texture fills the mouth with flavors of pineapple and honeydew melon, with trailing notes of fresh citrus and minerality. Sweet notes of vanilla spice linger on a soft, elegant finish.
The smooth, rounded character of the 2020 Chardonnay is made to be versatile with food. Suggested pairings include steamed lobster, oven-baked salmon, chicken with lemon butter, and grilled snapper with tropical fruit salsa.
5 months in stainless steel (70%) and French oak (30%)