2018 Racines Chardonnay Wenzlau Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills

Chardonnay - 750ML
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VN 95
VN 95

Vinous, August 2020

The 2018 Chardonnay Wenzlau Family Vineyard speaks with tremendous authority. A wine of real direction and personality, the 2018 has so much going on. Pear, lemon confit, white flowers, crushed rocks and dried herbs are...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Sta Rita Hills
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.7%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Racines Chardonnay Wenzlau Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills is a true gem from California's Central Coast region. This white wine exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a must-try for any Chardonnay enthusiast.

In the glass, this Chardonnay displays a beautiful golden hue, reflecting its vibrant and lively character. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply intoxicating. Delicate notes of ripe pear and lemon confit immediately captivate the senses, while hints of white flowers add a touch of elegance. As the wine opens up, crushed rocks and dried herbs make their presence known, adding layers of complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2018 Chardonnay Wenzlau Family Vineyard truly shines. It is a wine of tremendous authority, boasting a remarkable sense of direction and personality. The flavors of pear and lemon confit found on the nose are beautifully mirrored, creating a harmonious and balanced profile. The wine's depth and precision are truly remarkable, showcasing its incredible nuance. Every sip reveals new layers of flavor, offering a truly captivating experience.

This Chardonnay is a testament to the winemaker's skill and the exceptional quality of the Wenzlau Vineyard. The wine's low alcohol percentage of 12.7% further enhances its elegance and finesse, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a lighter, more refined Chardonnay.

The 2018 Racines Chardonnay Wenzlau Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills has received widespread acclaim, with a score of 95 points from Vinous. Antonio Galloni describes it as a wine of sophistication and polish, further confirming its outstanding quality.

For those seeking a Chardonnay that is both refined and complex, this wine is an absolute must-try. Its impeccable balance and stunning flavors make it a standout among California Chardonnays. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.