What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINEYARDFrom the quickly becoming famous plantings to the western end of Santa Rosa Road, Racines is lucky to work with two parcels of Chardonnay from the Bentrock vineyard. Both north facing, the first sits atop the vineyard looking out over the Sta. Rita Hills on very rocky soils, in an extremely exposed and windy perch. The second, a little lower and with more soil, sits just to the east and is protected by the hilltop the other piece sits on.SOILSanta Lucia shaly clay loam, Tierra sandy loamVITICULTUREFarmed using organic methodsVINIFICATIONThe wines were fermented in a combination of 500L puncheons, 350L barrels and 228L barriques, resulting in about 25% new oak on the wine. After just under a year in barrel, the wines and all the lees were moved to tank for an additional six months of cellaring.Fermented using all native yeatsAGING18 months total with 11 months in Frech, oak barrels (25% new) and 7 months in tank
Crisp , Elegant , Minerally