Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8½ to Pinot 4 to Chardonnay). For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard. But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look for land. They scoured California and came across this gorgeous property in the Santa Rita Hills and the rest as they say was history and the Wenzlau Vineyard was born! The first vintages were made by Paul Lato and as of 2012 Justin Willett (Tyler) has been at the helm of this great winery.
Wenzlau 2014 Chardonnay “Estate” Santa Rita Hills
Retail 53.00 – GGWC 49.99
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This 200 case Wenzlau Estate production offers up gorgeous scents of white flowers, citrus, toasted nut and apple blossom on the nose. On the palate you’ll encounter a remarkable Chardonnay loaded with bright acidity, a lush, rich mid-palate, and a seamless texture that carries beautifully pure fruit . This is one of the most elegant and silky Chardonnays – a real joy to drink. This wine will “grow” in the bottle with some time.
Anthony Galloni 94 Points: “The 2014 Chardonnay Estate is one of the most distinctive of the wines I tasted from Wenzlau this year. Bright lemon, mineral, salt and chalk give the Chardonnay its bright, salivating personality, but there is plenty of understated depth and structure lying in reserve. This is an impressive, powerful yet also reserved Chardonnay from one of the top vineyard sites in the Sta. Rita Hills.”