Rusack 2014 Mt. Carmel Vineyard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills)

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Winemaker Steve Gerbac's first crack at this hallowed vineyard that surrounds an unfinished monastery is a winner on all fronts. Quite light in the glass, it offers lime salt, grapefruit blossoms, riper yellow apple, a touch of spun sugar and a strong sense of salted butter on the nose. The palate shows Meyer lemon pith, nectarine flesh, chalky texture and an extreme salinity that makes the mouth water. Matt Kettmann

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