Sanford Chardonnay 2002

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Item No. 80704
  • white wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

"A lovely Chard, filled with crisp acids and steely, stoney minerals. The fruit flavors suggest powerfully ripened tropical fruits, and there's a bracing overlay of oak. Notable for its balance and integrity."
-Wine Enthusiast

Our Chardonnay is a barrel fermented blend from all three of our estate vineyards in Santa Rita Hills. Bruno uses mostly seasoned barrels to give the wine a fresh fruit-driven presence without a lot of heavy oak. This is a balanced, elegant and versatile wine that has served as a Santa Barbara benchmark for over 20 years.

Up-front aromas of lemon, vanilla, butter and honey lead to more subtle notes of flowers, nutmeg, and white pepper in this crisp, fresh 2002 Chardonnay. Oak aromas are restrained, and fruit flavors of tart apples and essense of pineapple shine through, finishing with a hint of crème bruleé. Its firm structure can handle rich poultry dishes, cheeses, grilled seafood, and creamy pastas.

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In Santa Barbara wine country, it all started with Sanford Winery. Recognizing a magical combination of climate and soil conditions, the Sanford & Benedict vineyard was plated in 1971, and the resulting wines are now the benchmark of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Pinot Noir has thrived in the Sta. Rita Hills ever since, and ranks among the best and most distinctive in the world. ...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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