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2020 Califa Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

When we think of Califa, we think purity and energy. A basket of aromas of fresh mango, apricot, and peach crisp give way to a bright, round finish. Califa is a source of a vibrant, tantalizing, full-bodied wine that melts into a creamy finish. Flavorful with depth and elegance you would expect from our prestigious vineyard.

Food Pairing Notes

Seared salmon or Alaskan Halibut brings out the richness and complexity of this acclaimed wine.

Vineyard Notes

This Chardonnay comes from the ridge of loamy, calcareous gravel that runs along the northern edge of our vineyard. The vines in this area ripen a little earlier than the rest of the vineyard and display more intense flavor. We pair this with longer time in barrel and a slightly higher percentage of new oak to balance the power of the grapes. Califa is usually the showiest of our Chardonnays but still eminently ageable.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
San Luis Obispo Coast
Vineyard
Chamisal Vineyard
Alcohol
12.5%

2019 Califa Chardonnay

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**This is a ship only wine, it is not available for pick up at the winery.

93 points, Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes

Our 2019 Califa Chardonnay opens with notes of kumquat, yuzu and burnt sugar on the nose. On the palate, the wine has a rich and full body that’s balanced by bright and focused acidity. Notes of vanilla custard and Meyer lemon suffuse the palate and linger through the wine’s long finish.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair with seared scallops in brown butter, creamy pasta dishes, or bloomy rind cheeses.

Vineyard Notes

This Chardonnay comes from the ridge of loamy, calcareous gravel that runs along the northern edge of our vineyard. The vines in this area ripen a little earlier than the rest of the vineyard and display more intense flavor. We pair this with longer time in barrel and a slightly higher percentage of new oak to balance the power of the grapes. Califa is usually the showiest of our Chardonnays but still eminently ageable.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
San Luis Obispo Coast
Vineyard
Chamisal Vineyard
Alcohol
12.5%

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