2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay
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2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay
2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay
2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay
2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay

Our 2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay dazzles with vivid, creamy aromas of orange blossom, golden apple, mango, peach, and lemon curd augmented by scents of hazelnut, honey and vanilla.

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Evan's Ranch Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay is named for my daughter Caitlin, who is a fourth generation member of my family to be involved with our ranch and winery here in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.                        

 

La Marina– “The Seacoast” in Spanish – is named for a portion of Evan’s Ranch that benefits from   marine breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean and boasts a soil type called Marina Sand.  The Chardonnay we make from this block of grapes is distinguished stylistically from our other Evan’s Ranch Chardonnay,   Las Brisas, by its impressive weight and richness, which contrasts with the lighter, crisper personality of Las Brisas.                                                                                                                             

Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay typically is a mix of different clones of the variety.  Our 2018 vintage is a blend of two clones.  Predominately Clone 4, which possesses a high concentration of malic acid and thus lends itself to a secondary, malolactic fermentation, which engenders the creamy, buttery character   eblematic of Caitlin's La Marina.  Clone 95 elevates Caitlin's La Marina fragrant aromas and reinforces its exemplary balance.  Blending them together produces a complex Chardonnay whose lush fruit is enriched by 100% barrel and malolactic fermentation and surlie aging in barrel.                         

Our 2018 Caitlin's La Marina Chardonnay dazzles with vivid, creamy aromas of orange blossom, golden apple, mango, peach, and lemon curd augmented by scents of hazelnut, honey and vanilla.      Mouthfilling and concentrated on the palate, its opulent honey, crème brulee, nectarine, lime and white peach flavors culminate in a long, mineral-y finish.  With perfect structure and deep, luscious flavors        balanced by vibrant acidity, this exceptional Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay, from a great vintage, is delicious now with a wide range of fish and fowl, but will   continue evolving in bottle over the next 2-3 years.