Whitcraft Pence Ranch Chardonnay, California 2017
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Whitcraft Pence Ranch Chardonnay, California 2017
Whitcraft Pence Ranch Chardonnay, California 2017

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After the untimely death of his father Chris in 2014, Drake Whitcraft suddenly found himself at the helm of the family’s Santa Barbara winery. Though he had lived in a winemaking environment for years, he was not well-versed in the business. He was forced to figure out how to carry on his father’s winemaking legacy while finding his own voice at the same time. For years, the Whitcraft wines have been under-the-radar favorites of many sommeliers, and under Chris’s leadership they remain so, mainly because of their Burgundian personality: lean structure, vibrant acidity, and moderate alcohol levels. In short, they’re excellent food pairing wines. Regarding the Pence Vineyard Chardonnay, Chris says, “... the Chardonnay can maintain super-crazy acidity – with very rich flavors, as well. I stir the lees for four or five months, which draws those flavors out even more. Pence Ranch is close enough to the Pacific to get that marine layer influence; there’s this briney-ness to the berries, this saltiness in the air. I crave white Burgundy. I crave Chablis. My mouth waters for it. That’s what I want out of my wines.” And that’s what he has achieved with this beauty.

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