The winemaker/owner is a big fan of Joni Mitchell ~ “We are stardust. We are golden. And we’ve got to get ourselves. Back to the garden” that is how the name Stars & Dust came about.
The Hilltop Vineyard Vines were planted in 1973, so these vines are almost 50 years old!
Stars & Dust 2020 Chardonnay Hilltop Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills
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Winemaker Notes: “Transports you straight to the sea (only several miles away as the crow flies) with a distinct saltiness and salinity that I so love about this AVA. Raw hazelnut and lemon curd abound on the extremely intoxicating and highly expressive nose. On the palate this wine is glossy to start with a gorgeous middle mouthfeel, the salinity persists with a bit more of that lemon curd but lemon rind as well. Crazy long finish. This is a wine that I can best describe in a nutshell as bright and sassy yet entirely serious. These vines are an incredible 48 years old! Drinking beautifully now but will age like a goddess. I am smitten. Only 100 cases were produced”
FMW 97 Points: This might be one of the great undiscovered wines I have come across in a while. The wine is very well composed and extremely well-balanced. The aromas of peach, lime, and hazelnut jump out of the glass on impact. The wine offers an excellent mid-palate and body loaded with bright fruit, a touch of citrus sparks, and minerality along with nicely roasted peach flavors. The finish is pleasant and long. Gorgeous wine! Too bad that only 4 barrels were produced!
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