Lucas & Lewellen 2019 Chardonnay Goodchild Vineyard
Louis Lucas '63
This Chardonnay was made in a traditional barrel fermented style. In the glass, this wine has a golden amber color. Aromas of lemongrass, cherimoya, vanilla, and subtle creamery butter enhance its sumptuous texture and flavor.
SOURCE OF GRAPES
Estate fruit was meticulously selected and hand-harvested from the cool Goodchild Vineyard, situated along the Santa Maria River in northern Santa Barbara County.
For this wine, we whole-cluster pressed old-vine Chardonnay and filled the barrels with the juice where it underwent primary and secondary fermentation. It then remained in place to age for 9 months. The best 8 barrels were selected and blended together to make this wine for the Notre Dame Family Wine program.
87.5% neutral French oak, 12.5% new French Oak