Sarah’s Vineyard, Santa Clara Valley (Central Coast, California) Chardonnay 2018

($36):   Though the winery was founded in 1978, it has slipped under my radar until now.  I’m glad that’s changed.  This restrained style of Chardonnay has plenty going on.  It’s just not in-your-face.  Indeed, its many charms appear after it sits in the glass for a half hour.  Don’t rush with this wine.  Give it time to speak to you and it will — without shouting.  This is the kind of refined Chardonnay that California needs more of.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 30, 2021