Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay 'Trout Gulch' Santa Cruz Mountains 2015
Planted nearly 40 years ago, ‘Trout Gulch’ sits 800 feet above sea level, just four miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Cool marine breezes and sandy loam soils keep grapes balanced and bright, leading to a final wine full of vibrant acidity and pronounced salinity. The 2015 vintage in Santa Cruz came early, with low yields giving way to quality, concentrated fruit.
California, United States
The sun in the American wine solar system, but at the same time a wine 'nation' in its own right, California is like the popular kid in high school that was good at everything and good-looking, too.