Sweetzer Cellars Santa Maria Chardonnay 2016
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
100% barrel fermented and aged, with 20% new French oak. Our first Chardonnay under screw cap, which contributes to the brightness of the wine. On the palate, lemon curd: crisp, citrusy, and creamy all at once.
About the Winery:
Inspired by a summer trip to France in 2008, Husband and wife, Michael and Lisa began making wine in a second story, white-carpeted apartment in West Hollywood on Sweetzer Ave. Blissfully unaware of the challenges facing them, they hauled Cabernet grapes from Napa and Sonoma. They crushed in the carport, fermented in the dining room, and pressed in the kitchen. The bedroom, kept at 60 degrees, served as their cellar. In 2011, they decided to try their hand at Pinot Noir, and finally found their home. Their tasting room resides in Lompoc welcoming guests on the weekends.