2014 Chardonnay, Zotovich Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
A classic Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, full of both richness and lilting acidity. A reminder of coconut pie with graham cracker crust comes to mind with the first sniff, and a sip astonished with a yin-yang of texture. Palate enveloping, then bright and crisp acidity. Crisp Granny Smith apples, Crenshaw melon and hints of tangerine lead to baked apples and a spicy cornucopia of vanilla, cinnamon and toasted walnuts on the pleasant and lingering finish.