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Land of Saints Chardonnay 2020


100% Chardonnay. Land of Saints is a collaboration between Angela and Jason Osborne (A Tribute to Grace Wine Company), and Manuel Cuevas (C2 Cellars), who met during the 2013 vintage and have been discussing sunshine, moon signs, and our Kiwi/Cornish/Mexican-American roots ever since. Three founders stem from three beautifully different corners of the globe, united by a love of California and the vinous expressions of Santa Barbara County. A little bit about the name Land of Saints – Josh hails from the county of Cornwall in Southwest England which has a rich and ancient history. Around 410AD the country entered a period known as the ‘age of the saints’ as holy people came and lived in this stunningly beautiful county. In the following centuries over 70 of them left their name as a legacy to the land, as a result, Cornwall became affectionately known as the ‘Land of Saints’. This organic Chardonnay is sourced from the Santa Maria Valley and the Sta. Rita Hills with the soils being fossilized seabed with sand and clay loam. Once the grapes are picked they are fermented with wild yeasts in neutral oak barrels and after completion, the wine is aged for 6 months in French barriques with 30% being new. This Chardonnay is reminiscent of a Meursault. Classic hints of lemon, lemon curd, baking spice with a hint of vanilla. There is a perfectly balanced textural tone throughout the wine, with plenty of mineral cut to back it up. We absolutely love Land of Saints and it's because they love California so much and it shows in their wine.

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