2021 LV Chardonnay
Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine
The Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay is crafted from the oldest block of Chardonnay in the Lafond Vineyard. Set in the heart of the temperate Sta. Rita Hills, winemaker Bruce McGuire is able to harvest these vines later in the season to produce rich, concentrated fruit. Mature, deep vines cut through calcium rich soil, adding minerality and texture to the wine.
After fermentation the wine is left on its 'lies', a combination of yeast cells and sediment, periodically stirred, allowed to go through malolactic fermentation, racked and bottled almost a year later. The oak barrels, the yeast cells and the sediment all add complexity to the wine.
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast