Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay '20

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Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay &

Style: White Wine
Producer: Whitcraft
Country: United States
Region: Santa Rita Hills (Zotovich Vineyard), California
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Chardonnay
ABV: 12.6%

Drake Whitcraft makes beautifully balanced, site-specific wines in his low-fi Santa Barbara winery. He gets his grapes from sought after sites like Pence, La Rinconada and Stolpman, and makes all his wines in a hands on, low-intervention way - describing himself as a wine shepherd more than a winemaker. His parents Chris and Kathleen started Whitcraft Winery in 1985, what began as a hobby grew into a passion. Drake grew up surrounded by the culture of food and wine in California, and was lucky enough to learn both from his dad and good friend Burt Williams, founder of Williams-Selyem winery in Sonoma. When Drake took over in 2007, he started to source fruit from cooler climate sites, which worked organically as a minimum, and introduced biodynamic practices at the winery. He ferments whole-bunch, there are no pump-overs and wines age on the lees. He fills and corks every bottle by hand after adding just enough SO2 to stabilise the wines. The resulting wines are clean and beautifully balanced. They represent a cross section of the emerging class of site-specific wines coming out of Central Coast California today.

We approach our wines in the same way we approach our cheeses: with respect, admiration and above all a commitment to exciting, transparent winemaking by some of the most exciting Vignerons in the world. Rather than focus on place or style we concentrate on finding absolutely delicious wines at a wide range of price points with a story to tell.

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