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2013 Two Sisters Courtney's Vineyard Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at restaurant inventory reduction

Capsule condition issue; label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at restaurant inventory reduction

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Pink apple notes mix with lime and lemon skins as well as the slightest touch of vanilla on the inviting nose...with citrus pith, salt and apple-butter flavors clinging to a crisp centerline.

91Wine Spectator

...core of ripe citrus, green apple and peach notes, showing a pithy citrus skin edge, gaining richness and depth on the finish, where this picks up a trace of honey and spice.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.