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Ballard Lane Chardonnay 2018

America, California Wine
91 TA
Ballard Lane Chardonnay

A zesty California Chardonnay with touch of oak and rich creamy body.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Central Coast
Winery Ballard Lane
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
¥2,420  (incl. tax)

A zesty California Chardonnay with touch of oak and rich creamy body.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Central Coast
Winery Ballard Lane
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Production

Viticulture

74% French Camp, 22.6% Danny's Vineyard, 3.4% Other Vineyards

Vinification

Aged 6-8 months on 25% new French Oak, 100% Malolactic fermentation

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Aromatics - Green apple, buttery pie-crust, white flowers, fig and lime zest.
Palate - Full-body with excellent balance on the palate, finishing with just enough structure.
 

Pairing

Fried chicken, pasta with cream sauce, grilled white fish.

Press
91The Tasting Panel
Winery

Winery Description

Symbolizing the diversity of the Central Coast

A former Wells Fargo stagecoach stop, the town of Ballard was founded in 1880 with lofty dreams of being a future metropolis. But sometimes history has a different plan. While Ballard is the oldest community within the famed Santa Ynez Valley on California’s Central Coast, it’s also the smallest, despite the dreams of its founders.

Ballard was named for William Ballard, who ran the Wells Fargo station from 1862 to 1870. Although Ballard served as the connection point between rural and seaside communities, it never grew in mass like its neighbor Santa Barbara and is now much as it was over 100 years ago.

Today, Ballard is a combination of a sleepy village and an upscale bedroom community. The surrounding area is noted for its thriving and well-respected wine industry and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Sideways.” Vineyards, coastal bluffs and ranches merge seamlessly together through roads the locals call “lanes.” Ultimately, many of these paths end up in Ballard.

The Ballard Lane wines are a reflection of the Millers, a Central Coast family who has farmed the area for five generations. Their proprietary knowledge of the climate and terroirs of the Central Coast are reflected in each bottle of Ballard Lane wine.

John Crandall
John’s curiosity for grape growing & winemaking has led him to become an enologist, winemaker & college lecturer. John received a Bachelors of Fermentation Science from the University of California Davis and began his career at Cambria as an enologist. Over the next few years, John was promoted to Assistant Winemaker & Winemaker. John then moved on to help Meridian Santa Barbara Chardonnay become one of the top Chardonnays in the United States.

Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code BL181354
UPC 818013012275