|Article number:||Land of Saints Chardonnay Santa Barbara 2016|
|Availability:||In stock (10)|
Land of Saints is a collaboration between Angela and Jason Osborne (who also own A Tribute to Grace Wine Company) and Manuel Cuevas (winemaker at C2 Cellars). They come from three very different places: Cornwall, England; Central Coast, California; and Auckland, New Zealand. Their love of California and Santa Barbara unite them, but the name Land of Saints is another name for Cornwall, as holy people gathered and lived there during the period known as “the age of saints” around 410 A.D. California is also the “land of saints” because there are at least 33 Sans and Santas, so the name seemed perfect. The grapes come from rocky, calcareous limestone and clay soils in Sta. Rita Hills, and the wine is styled after Meursault. Barrel fermented (30% new French oak) and matured in stainless steel. Balanced acidity gives this wine a bright nature, showing crisp orchard and citrus fruit with honey on the nose and palate. Follow the underlying richness and buttery mouthfeel to a long, creamy finish with a hint of nuttiness. Sustainably grown.