Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay
Due to high temperatures during the Summer months, all orders will be shipped using cold pack shippers to ensure that wines are not damaged while in transit. These shippers require a minimum of 4 bottles per shipment and we will only be able to ship orders that meet this requirement. Any orders less than 4 bottles will be held until they are safe to ship.
The "Highlands" Chardonnay is sourced from several of our favorite vineyards in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The wine was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for 15 months, using 20% new French oak, prior to bottling in February 2017. ML fermentation was inhibited, yielding a rich, yet crisp Chardonnay.
Light golden straw color suggests a lighter style of Chardonnay. The nose shows fresh flavors of lemons and nectarines accented with hints of vanilla, dried herbs, toasty oak and a touch of sea salt. The palate is bright and fresh with generous, juicy acidity supporting flavors of fresh peaches, lemon peel, and bananas that dance on the tongue with vibrant minerality.
“The 2014 Chardonnay Huber Vineyard has a classy bouquet of buttered orchard fruits, charcoal, toasted bread and spice. Barrel-fermented (malolactic fermentation was mostly blocked) and aged 15 months in 30% new French oak, drink this rounded, layered, yet still fresh and lively white over the coming 4-5 years.”
- Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
2013 Huber Chardonnay is our first release from this classic Sta. Rita Hills vineyard. Bright, golden straw color. The nose is overflowing with hints of butterscotch and salty ocean air. The palate explodes with lemons and pears highlighted with a dancing minerality on the tongue. Finishes with flavors of key lime pie. It was barrel fermented using minimal amounts of new French Oak.