2018 Chardonnay Estate



92 Points + Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast

The Sarah's Estate Chardonnay is our most historic wine. From our very first vintages in the late 1970's, this label has been responsible for our world-class reputation growing this noble grape.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker Tim Slater's tasting notes describe this iconic, estate-grown gem: "This is a ripe style wine with notes of golden apple, pear, and floral jasmine on the nose. The flavors evolve from fresh Meyer lemon and ripe pear to tropical hints of pineapple and kiwi. A nice streak of racing acidity keeps this wine bright and perfect for food pairing, while the touch of oak softens and rounds out the Chardonnay with a creamy coconut, pineapple, and white peach finish." Pair this with the pea, leek and goat chees tarts recipe in our Members' News section, a cream-sauced pasta dish, or serve it simply with any soft cheese.

Vineyard Sources

Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater

Technical Data

Harvest Date: September 2018

Alcohol: 13.8

Cooperage: 9 months on the lees, 25% New French oak

Bottling Date: August 2019

Production: 305

2018 Chardonnay Estate