2019 Chardonnay, El Jabali
Alma Rosa’s estate vineyard, El Jabali, was originally planted in 1983 by Richard Sanford. The 2019 El Jabali Chardonnay is a stunning gold color in the glass. Aromas of fresh lemon, citrus blossom and pineapple come together harmoniously on the nose. Subtle notes of chamomile and white flowers mixed with a hint of fresh orange and coconut cream give this wine a gorgeous complexity. On the palate, the first thing that comes to mind is the racy acidity associated with the Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, followed by pleasing notes of crisp golden apple and Meyer Lemon. Honeysuckle and a hint of toasty oak round out the finish.
Cases produced: 136