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Home >> Chardonnay >> 2020 Fingers Crossed White
2020 Fingers Crossed White
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Size=750 ml, RP[94-97]

"Still in barrel, the 2020 Head Held High White comes from the Bien Nacido Vineyard and Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. A blend of 80% Chardonnay, 12% Roussanne and 8% Marsanne, some of the Chardonnay comes from vines planted in 1973 in the W Block of Bien Nacido Vineyard—those vines were torn out after the 2020 harvest, so this represents the last of that old-vine fruit. It will mature for 21 months in 91% new French oak (plus 9% of one- to two-year-old barrels). The nose offers layered aromas of apricot, tangerine, tarragon and nuances of pie crust and baking spices. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly concentrated and satiny, its savory fruits balanced by juicy bursts of acidity and tinges of graphite, and it finishes very long and layered. I tasted this barrel sample on May 24, 2022, and it will be bottled in July 2022." - Erin Brooks, robertparker.com (May 31, 2022)