Saintsbury Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2006
We carefully choose the Carneros vineyards and growers from whom we will partner with each vintage. We augment these choices with estate Chardonnay grown in our own vineyards. We expect our Carneros Chardonnay to deliver vibrancy and rich mouthfeel. Over the years we've uncovered a number of techniques that bring us this quality while maintaining the integrity and rich fruit flavors typical of Carneros-grown Chardonnay.
In spite of its ubiquity, of all the noble grapes, Chardonnay is among the best at reflecting its terroir of origin. So it's vital to grow this variety in a location that will deliver grapes capable of conversion into a wine that displays the real elegance and luxury Chardonnay can offer. The Carneros region is one such region. Nearly 3000 acres of Chardonnay are planted in these bay-cooled, shallow soils.