Santa Maria Valley, California
Wine Spectator 91 points, Top 100 2019!
Named after owner Barbara Banke’s eldest daughter, Katherine’s is a blend of different blocks comprised of both old vine Chardonnay and contemporary clone plantings. Each of the 15 blocks of Chardonnay, planted in sand and granite soils, are farmed on an individual basis. The expression from each block is wholly unique. The resulting wine shows a Chardonnay with a spectrum of fruit flavors ranging from mango to Meyer lemon and a rich texture framed by refreshing natural acidity.
Wine Spectator 91 points - #61 TOP 100 WINES OF 2019 - Well-structured, with a smoky richness to the mineral-infused apple and pear tart flavors. The fresh, spicy finish lingers with a creamy texture. Drink now through 2022. 40,000 cases made. July/2019