2018 I Brand & Family 'Escolle Vineyard' Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

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Downright delicious, but also sustainably dry-farmed since 2016, winemaker Ian Brand put a lot of miles on his car seeking out this remote vineyard. Escolle sits on a northern elevated bench with glacial, alluvial soils and a windy, foggy climate that suits Chardonnay just fine. An opening show of lemon peel settles into baked lemon and stone. Graceful and precise, the palate is wrapped in chalky tension and finishes with sandstone minerality. This would be a dream pairing for freshly caught rainbow trout, so dust off your fishing rod!

Santa Lucia Highlands
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Wine & Spirits

Tightly wound when first uncorked, this wine is all lemon peel and lees. Then, when it relaxes, it’s like an exposed live wire, electric and lean. You can feel the tension in its mouthwatering energy, in its graceful lines and precise, mineral finish. It’s a whisper-clean performance for bracingly fresh fish, like rainbow trout fresh out of the stream.