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2021 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay

2021 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay

Our southernmost source for Chardonnay, this vineyard lies in Santa Rita Hills




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About the Wine

The Hilliard Bruce Vineyard continues to be Landmark’s southernmost source for premium Chardonnay. Situated near the northwestern edge of Santa Barbara County’s prestigious Sta. Rita Hills appellation, the blocks that we source from provide us with the small-clustered Dijon clones 76 and 96 to craft this Chardonnay. This vineyard’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides a definite cool-climate character to this wine.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Chardonnay




Pale straw color with slow-forming tears.


Aromatic with Asian pear, Meyer lemon, crisp yellow apple, honeysuckle flower, vanilla, and toasted oak.


Medium-bodied and lively on the palate with notes of lemon zest, Honeycrisp apple, and pear on entry, with toast, exotic spice, and vanilla appearing on the midpalate. A moderately long finish is sustained by persistent fruit, Brie, citrus blossom, and well-integrated oak.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with native yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 14 months in French oak (30% new)

  • Alcohol



Seared Scallops

The lively acidity and citrus notes in the wine can complement the sweetness of the seared scallops, while the hints of vanilla and toasted oak can provide a nice contrast to the seafood flavors.

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