Dragonette Chardonnay Duvarita Vineyard 2014

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“Dragonette is one of the most fascinating wineries in the Central Coast. The best wines are truly world class, and I don’t use those words lightly.”
— Antonio Galloni

From the winery: "This wine hails from Duvarita Vineyard, just west of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The vineyard lies on gentle, south-facing slopes of almost pure sand. As of 2013, the vineyard has been farmed biodynamically, although it is not certified as of yet. The low vigor soils, small canopy and a low fruit zone combine to make this one of the earliest ripening vineyards we farm. The small clusters here give wines that are lean and elegant, with terrific intensity and minerality. We fermented this wine entirely in barrel, but only 12.5% new, so as to provide just a well-balanced kiss of vanilla and wood spice.  Very young, this wine is starting to open up, but will age for many, many years.  Extremely Limited. Only 180 cases produced."

Technical Information
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • Vineyard Duvarita Vineyard