- Producer: SPEAR Vineyards & Winery - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Ofer Shepher
- Region (AVA): Santa Ynez Valley (Sta. Ria Hills)
- Blend: 100% Chardonnay
- Vintage production: c.300 cases
- Winery location: Sta. Rita Hills
- Owner: Ofer Shepher
- First vintage: 2016
- Drinking window: 2020-2030
About The Wine
An elegant and assertive wine blended from three distinct clones on the estate. Sourced from three distinct, north-facing blocks, in predominantly sand and clay loam, on the estate planted to clones 4, 96 and Wente planted in 2012.
The grapes were harvested in October at a Brix of 24.3, and had 12 months élevage in neutral French oak barrels.
SPEAR Estate Chardonnay 2019
"The 2019 Chardonnay Estate comes from the estate Spear Vineyard on the north side of the appellation and spent 12 months in neutral barrels. It’s slightly more exotic, with lots of floral, pineapple, tropical, and spice nuances as well as that classic Sta. Rita Hills salinity on the finish. I love its texture, it’s medium-bodied, and it has a great finish."
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug. 2021)