Joel Gott Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2016
Our 2016 Chardonnay has rich tropical aromas laced with citrus, honey and vanilla. A textured palate shows notes of baked apples, citrus and spice, framed by fresh acidity. A hint of vanilla lingers on the finish.
A portion of the wine was barrel fermented in a mixture of old and new French oak. The remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the variety’s bright citrus fruit character and balanced acidity. A combination of malolactic fermentation and oak aging lent a round, lush mouthfeel and a touch of vanilla and spice to the blend.