• Producer: Zotovich Vineyards - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Joey Gummere
  • Region (AVA): Santa Ynez Valley (Sta. Rita Hills)
  • Blend: 100%  Chardonnay
  • Vintage production: 74 cases
  • Winery location: Lompoc
  • Owners: Steve Zotovich
  • First vintage: 2009
  • Drinking window: 2020-2028


About the Wine:


The 2018 Chardonnay is a two barrel production of clones 548 from the Estate Vineyard. It spent 18 months in barrell (33% new).


Zotovich Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2018

  • “The 2018 Chardonnay, a tiny blend of just two barrels, is super-expressive and inviting. Rich and deep on the palate, the 2018 is wonderfully fleshy. White flowers, lemon confit, mint and a hint of tropical fruit embellish this striking Chardonnay from Zotovich.”

    92 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Aug. 2020)


    “Brought up in one-third new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay Estate sports a medium gold color as well as terrific notes of ripe orchard fruits, toasted bread, spiced citrus, and baking spices. It's medium-bodied, has terrific fruit, a balanced, textured mouthfeel, and a great finish.”

    91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug. 2020)