2015 Eos Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Ynez Valley
This 2015 Santa Ynez Valley Reserve Chardonnay bursts from the glass with aromas of citrus, papaya and mango. Exceptionally balanced, the palate shows pineapple, vanilla and notes of butterscotch on the finish. This wine is luscious, intricate and layered. A true expression of the Santa Ynez Valley!
Santa Ynez Valley
10 months in French oak, 24% new
2015 was another dry year in the Santa Ynez Valley. An extremely mild winter led to an early bud break. There were very few frost days as our warm and mild weather defined the rest of the growing season. The fruit was harvested during September through October which was a couple weeks ahead of schedule; however, quality was high across the board.
Over the past two decades the Santa Ynez Valley has emerged as one of the most celebrated winegrowing regions in California. Formed by the Purisima Hills and San Rafael Mountains to the north and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south, it is the largest AVA in Santa Barbara County. The cool, western portion is well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The warmer eastern section is home to aromatic whites such as Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne, and Sauvignon Blanc and bold reds including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.