2015 Golden Slope Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills
INTRODUCING THE 2015 GOLDEN SLOPE.
This vintage has all the stuff that makes GS, "GS". A bit richer and fuller than the White Hill. A silkier texture and warmer tones all around. Its more Summer/Fall than it is Winter/Spring (like the White Hill). We can't wait to see how this wine continues to develop over the months and years in bottle!
TASTING NOTES: subtle aromas of raw honey, beeswax, baked sourdough and white flowers. The palate gives flavors of quince, tangelo, and creme fraiche with subtle hints of nutmeg and cardamom. A very long, lingering finish with flavors of marzipan and green pineapple that leaves your mouth-popping and (at least for us!) craving another sip.
Antonio Galloni - 93 points "The 2015 Chardonnay Golden Slope captures an attractive stylistic middle ground that expresses notable textural richness and creaminess while retaining a good bit of aromatic nuance. Orchard fruit, wild flowers and a touch of reduction add complexity." - Santa Barbara: Better Than Ever (Sept 2017)
Jeb Dunnuck - 92 points "The 2015 Chardonnay Golden Slope is much more classic Chardonnay in style, with textbook stone fruits, brioche, toasted bread and white flower aromatics. Rich, medium-bodied, nicely textured and concentrated and balanced, drink it anytime over the coming decade or more." - Santa Barbara County: The Classic 2014s and Variable 2015s (Aug 2017)