Lincourt Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2007
Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
Our 2007 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is sourced from a combination of the cool climate of the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills and the warm, balmy blocks of the La Plata Vineyard of Santa Barbara County. The nose combines a touch of minerality from the cooler sites, while rich, ripe notes of golden pear, papaya and mango are from the inland, more continental climates. Flavors of Golden Delicious apples, Meyer lemons, tropical fruits and sweet cream are balanced with crisp acidity and a silky mouthfeel. The finish lingers with notes of vanilla and coconut from the barrel fermentation. The rich texture and bright fruit of the 2007 Chardonnay make it a perfect wine for sipping alone, or an easy pairing with grilled halibut, creamy cheeses, roast chicken or cream-based pasta dishes.
Wine & Spirits - "Scents of lemon and nectarine brighten the ripe pear flavors in this big-shouldered chardonnay. It shows fine integration and balance throughout, leading to a firm, gripping finish. It's a complex, satisfying partner for pan-roasted halibut."
Founded in 1996 by Bill Foley, Lincourt is a producer of ultra premium wines from the Santa Barbara County. Named in honor of Bill and Carol’s two daughters, Lindsay and Courtney, the Lincourt winery is located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, on Alamo Pintado Road in the Santa Ynez Valley. Originally a dairy farm, the 30 acre property retains the rural charm and simplicity of an earlier era. The quaint tasting room is located in the former farmhouse, a 1926 Sears Craftsman kit home. The barns have been converted to a winery and barrel room, and equipped to allow for handcrafted, premium winemaking.
Great fruit, dedicated winemakers, incredible climate and a serene setting – Lincourt embodies the best of Santa Barbara wine country. View all Lincourt Vineyards Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
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 FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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