2017 Lincourt Carol Ann Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
Our 2017 offers classic varietal aromatics of stone fruit, citrus, and delicate white flower with accents of toasted vanilla wafer. On the palate, it is the perfect balance of oak and fruit with a sophisticated nuance of lemon curd and fresh vanilla bean.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine has balanced acidity and would pair nicely with a nutty pecorino or manchego cheese.
Sta. Rita Hills
Rancho Santa Rosa West and East
August 31 – October 16, 2017
17 months in French oak, 30% new
April 4, 2019
The grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and transferred to tank after harvest. Regular stirring of the lees imparted additional viscosity and complexity. The wine was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.
The 2017 growing season started off bold with unseasonably early bud break. Overall the growing season temperatures were moderate to cool, rendering moderate and uniform berry set. As harvest approached, mother nature delivered extremely warm temperatures which cued the start of harvest on August 31. Harvest wrapped up October 16 resulting in moderate yields and full flavor development. As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. It features 59 individual micro-blocks delineated by terroir, soil type, elevation, grade and exposure to the maritime winds off the Pacific Ocean.