2018 Solomon Hills Estate Chardonnay
As the vines turn 19 at Solomon Hills, the distinct texture of these vines are starting to show themselves. Concentrated white peach, banana and grapefruit peel are alive and present. The minerality is more aligned with a richer vintage of Santa Maria Valley and the sandy soils showcase the crunch of dried pebbles. The limited use of 20% new oak is a perfect match to the more intense body. We think this wine will hit its peak in 2025 or so.