2017 The Joy Fantastic Sta. Hills Chardonnay

$56

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Sourced from the top 1 acre block of the vineyard where the soils are very thin and rich in diatomaceous earth. The Chardonnay is planted with the California heritage clone of Mt. Eden and French clone 76. The wine has an excellent mix of racy acidity and bright Chardonnay fruit. Aged for 11 months in neutral French oak. 13.2% alcohol, 75 cases produced.

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Chardonnay

As one of the most popular grapes for growing and consuming, Chardonnay can be made in a wide range of styles. These styles can vary from a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, or fresh fermented in stainless steel, to rich and creamy white wine aged in oak barrels. Notable regions for this grape include Chablis or Burgundy in France, Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma in CA, and Western Australia.

When pairing with food, consider the characteristics of your wine first. No brainer pairing options include seafood, salads, and white meat. Chardonnay, with its vast versatility, is everyone’s best friend.

From the same husband and wife team of Holus Bolus wines comes the wines of The Joy Fantastic.

“From 2003 through 2015 we made our wines exclusively from a collection of vineyards sites in Santa Barbara County in which we had year-to-year, acre contracts purchasing grapes. While this is a sound strategy for making high quality wines for it was, for us,  a means to an end. It had long been our dream to develop and own our vineyard site, a place to grow our own vines and build a wine from the ground up. We searched to find a place where we could practice sensible organic viticulture with respect for the land and create a set of distinct and meaningful wines. In 2014 we made the first steps toward realizing our goals by leasing a five acre piece of land at the western edge of Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. What was formerly a hillside cow pasture has now been developed and planted to a certified organic vineyard (CCOF) of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah vines. The first harvest from The Joy Fantastic Vineyard was in 2016.” – Amy & Peter

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