This is a mono clone (Hyde) bottling from 3D Vinyeard. To avoid confusion with the Brewer-Clifton 3D Chardonnay, this wine was named for the Santos Road along which 3D Vineyard is located and for the Santos Family, who was a long established farming family from the Lompoc area. As we only have about 1.5 acres here, the production of this wine will always be somewhat limited. This is one of the real standout wines of the 2016 vintage and historically this block has been very high performing.
“Buttered pineapple, citrus blossom, honeydew melon with hints of almonds all flow to a full-bodied,…multidimensional 2016 that is loaded with character. It’s not a lean, racy Chardonnay that’s going to need time to drink well, but it’s going to surprise you with its longevity.”
Jeb Dunnuck – 95 pts