All of the winemaking at SCV is directed by master winemaker Anthony Austin, who brings his vast knowledge, incredible artistry and experience to SCV's mission of producing exceptional wines from the Extreme Sonoma Coast appellation. By carefully selecting the vineyards and working closely with each grower, Anthony obtains ripe, balanced fruit from this climate-challenged environment.
The 2014 Chardonnay Gold Ridge Hills exhibits a much more buttery, Meursault-like nose of hazelnut, brioche, tropical fruit and honeysuckle. It is beautifully fruited, medium to full-bodied and pure, with good acidity. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.