2018 / Chardonnay

2018 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay

The Hilliard Bruce Vineyard continues to be Landmark’s southernmost source for premium Chardonnay. Situated near the north-western edge of Santa Barbara County’s prestigious Sta. Rita Hills appellation, the blocks that we source from provide Winemaker, Greg Stach 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.

2018 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay

$45.00

Retail price

$36.00

Wine society price


wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Chardonnay

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 14 months (30% new)

  • Fermentation

    Native Yeast

  • Alcohol

    14.2%

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Tasting notes

Medium lemon color, aromatic with aromas of lemon, green and yellow apples, lemon pie, with subtle honey. The palate is dry, nearly full-bodied with lemon, green and yellow apple, a hint of green pear, vanilla and toasty oak on entry. The mid-palate starts crisp, matched by creamy lemon yogurt with savory chamomile and lemongrass going into a fresh, lingering finish showing sustained complexity framed by baking spice.


Food pairings

The 2018 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing with bright fruit, savory elements and creamy texture. Pair it with a classic Southern Fried Chicken with traditional sides like creamy mashed potatoes.

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Chardonnay

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Barrel Regime

    French oak aged for 14 months (30% new)

  • Fermentation

    Native Yeast

  • Alcohol

    14.2%

Download
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)



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