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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Alma Rosa El Jabalí Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
Alma Rosa El Jabalí Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 104793)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $21.98

Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh and citrusy in the nose, lemon-lime and wispy aromatic oak, a somewhat banana-esque character leads to a clean yet round mouthfeel, a long-lasting finish with a bit of flintiness... 25-year-old vines, farmed organically; stainless-steel fermentation, no malolactic and short term aging in used French oak; it all adds up to a classic Chardonnay in the Montrachet mold. Serve cool with powerful cheeses; fried seafood; roasted chicken; pork roast with apples and cabbage; root vegetable gratins…
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About Alma Rosa:

Richard Sanford came to the Santa Ynez Valley 40 years ago with the desire to create wines that would rival the best of France. First to recognize the potential of the Santa Rita Hills (now an officially accredited American Viticultural Area as Sta. Rita Hills), and first to plant Pinot Noir vines there, Richard is a pioneer with a well established reputation for excellence in winemaking.

Working in partnership for more than 30 years, Thekla and Richard Sanford founded multiple, successful winegrowing enterprises. Their latest venture, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, represents the culmination of a lifetime's experience – an enterprise dedicated to creating high quality wines and setting a benchmark for organic farming, sustainable agriculture methods, and environment-friendly commerce.