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SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE

Solomon Hills Chardonnay

Notes of papaya, guava and lemon verbena dominate our Solomon Hills Chardonnay with a beautiful acidity present in each glass.

Vintage 2019
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Sourced from a single block of Solomon Hills, this Chardonnay was planted in 1999 and consistently expresses notes of papaya, guava and lemon verbena. Because of the cool climate of Solomon Hills, this wine is known for its great acidity. Our Solomon Hills Chardonnay is always whole-cluster pressed, native fermented and aged in 20% new Damy barrels. It goes 100% through malolactic conversion and is aged for a total of 16 months in both wood and steel.

Accolades

  • 95-96 Points
    Tasting Panel
    July 2019
  • 95 Points
    Cellar Selection Top 100 Cellar Sections for 2017, #47
    Wine Enthusiast
    September 2017
  • 94 Points
    Vinous
    October 2021
  • 94 Points
    Tasting Panel
    January 2022
  • 94 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck
    August 2021
  • 94 Points
    Cellar Selection
    Wine Enthusiast
    September 2020
  • 94 Points
    Tasting Panel
    August 2020
  • 94 Points
    Vinous
    September 2019
  • 94 Points
    Vinous
    September 2018
  • 94 Points
    Wine & Spirits
    January 2018
  • 93 Points
    Vinous
    August 2020
  • 93 Points
    Cellar Selection
    Wine Enthusiast
    December 2019
  • 93 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck
    October 2019
  • 93 Points
    Wine Advocate
    April 2018
  • 92 Points
    Jeb Dunnuck
    August 2020
  • 92 Points
    Wine Advocate
    September 2019
  • 91 Points
    Year's Best CA Chardonnay
    Wine & Spirits
    July 2020
  • 91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    November 2019
  • 91 Points
    Wine Advocate
    September 2017
  • 91 Points
    Vinous
    September 2017