Racines Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Bentrock Vineyard 2017

Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
DE 95
AG 94
WA 93
12.8% ABV
Item # 336724

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95 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Another expression of the consistently excellent Bentrock Vineyard, this example is a collaboration between Justin Willett and Etienne de Montille. Sourced from two separate north-facing parcels, the nose here is linear and nervy, with aromas of lime zest and lemon curd. The palate is silky and fine, consisting of Granny Smith apples, pineapple rinds, Graham crackers and breakfast cereal. The finish is angular, focussed and long. A great showing and, considering the team involved, it will surely be sought after. Drinking Window: 2019-2039. (Jul 2019)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard is a striking wine that captures the essence of this rugged hillside site on the western edge of the appellation. Bright and finely sculpted, the 2017 is just loaded with character. Lemon peel, mint, white flowers, crushed rocks and intense saline notes build into the mineral-drenched finish. This is such a spectacular debut, not to mention a very pure expression of Bentrock. Drink: 2020-2029. (Sep 2019)"

93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard gives up gregarious, mineral-driven layers of ripe quince, white peach, apple pie, lemon cream and accents of nutmeg, chalk and river stone. It's light to medium-bodied with intense, nuanced fruits wound up with tangy acidity and finishing long, layered and textured. Yes! Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2019)"

Producer notes: "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard is a striking wine that captures the essence of this rugged hillside site on the western edge of the appellation. Bright and finely sculpted, the 2017 is just loaded with character. Lemon peel, mint, white flowers, crushed rocks and intense saline notes build into the mineral-drenched finish."
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95 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Another expression of the consistently excellent Bentrock Vineyard, this example is a collaboration between Justin Willett and Etienne de Montille. Sourced from two separate north-facing parcels, the nose here is linear and nervy, with aromas of lime zest and lemon curd. The palate is silky and fine, consisting of Granny Smith apples, pineapple rinds, Graham crackers and breakfast cereal. The finish is angular, focussed and long. A great showing and, considering the team involved, it will surely be sought after. Drinking Window: 2019-2039. (Jul 2019)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard is a striking wine that captures the essence of this rugged hillside site on the western edge of the appellation. Bright and finely sculpted, the 2017 is just loaded with character. Lemon peel, mint, white flowers, crushed rocks and intense saline notes build into the mineral-drenched finish. This is such a spectacular debut, not to mention a very pure expression of Bentrock. Drink: 2020-2029. (Sep 2019)"

93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard gives up gregarious, mineral-driven layers of ripe quince, white peach, apple pie, lemon cream and accents of nutmeg, chalk and river stone. It's light to medium-bodied with intense, nuanced fruits wound up with tangy acidity and finishing long, layered and textured. Yes! Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2019)"

Producer notes: "The 2017 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard is a striking wine that captures the essence of this rugged hillside site on the western edge of the appellation. Bright and finely sculpted, the 2017 is just loaded with character. Lemon peel, mint, white flowers, crushed rocks and intense saline notes build into the mineral-drenched finish."
Product SKU 336724
Producer Racines
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.8%
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