Lutum - Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills 2012 (750ml)


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Producer Lutum
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2012
Sku 1887
Size 750ml

Vinous: 92 Points

Bright violet color. Powerful cherry and red berry aromas are complicated by succulent herbs and rose. Taut and sharply focused offering dense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and an exotic touch of candied flowers. Delivers a suave blend of richness and vivacity and finishes with building spiciness and supple tannins.


Wine Advocate: 91 Points

The only white I was able to taste the 2012 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is outstanding. Coming from older vines and spending 16 months in 25% new French oak prior to bottling it offers a beautiful bouquet of lemon curd subtle pineapple white flowers and salty minerality to go with a medium-bodied clean fresh style on the palate. It gains more toast and brioche-like qualities with air and has a forward delicious profile that?s ideal for drinking over the coming couple of years.

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