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Mindego Ridge Chardonnay 2018

Mindego Ridge Chardonnay 2018
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A striking and well-layered nose combines mineral reduction with fresh citrus and just-ripe pineapple, opening up to notes of green almond, hazelnut, and fennel. On the palate, the wine is deep, complex, and very mineral in personality, bracing with nerve yet beautifully elegant. The combination of punch and finesse rockets through the finish, as the citrus and tree-fruit core gives way to the subtlety of roasted nuts and crushed rocks.

"The 2018 Chardonnay Mindego Ridge is a wine of body and texture. There is plenty of the energy that distinguishes all of the Sandar & Hem wines, but the Mindego Ridge Chardonnay has a good bit of mid-palate richness and weight as well. Light tropical accents and a kiss of new oak add to its racy, extroverted personality. It, too, will benefit from several hours of aeration." 

- Antonio Galloni

Wine Specs
Santa Cruz Mountains
Fermented and raised in French oak barrels (20% new) for 12 months, then 6 months in stainless steel