2020 Brea Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

Article number: P-11570
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If you've browsed our American wine section, more often than not you will find a wine or two (or three) from Broc Cellars, and more often than not those wines will be made from grapes like valdiguie, carignan, or various Italian varieties. With Brea Wine Company, Chris Brockway and collaborator Tim Elenteny tackle classic grapes everyone has heard of, like cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and chardonnay, using fruit sourced from sustainable and organic vineyards. This chardonnay is unmistakably Californian, but made with native yeasts (so none of that banana runts flavor you sometimes get), neutral oak aging (no splinters in your mouth), but full malolactic fermentation (classic) and a subtle but notable smoky flavor (that's a little unusual, and nice). Bottom line, an accomplished hand at natural winemaking created this unadorned, fruit-driven version to remind us why chardonnay got to be so darn popular in the first place!
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