About This Wine
Bridlewood is among the most distinctive wineries in Santa Barbara County.
The picturesque 105-acre estate rests on a high bench of ancient seabed, facing Pacific breezes that meander through the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south and the Purisma Hills and San Raphael Mountains to the north.
While Bridlewood now works to solidify the Central Coast as one of California's preeminent winemaking regions, the estate once was home to an Arabian horse farm and an equestrian rehabilitation center. The design of the winery pays homage to California's historic missions.
Bridlewood sources its Chardonnay grapes from Monterey County to the north, where proximity to the Pacific Ocean creates a cool, foggy climate that is ideal for the variety. Both upright stainless steel tanks and oak barrels were used to ferment the 2010 vintage, and a portion of the cuvee underwent malolactic fermentation to add more richness. It’s a special wine from a distinctive wine estate.
Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Monterey County, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Vanilla, Spice, Pineapple, Mango, Apple, Toasted Sugar and Clover Honey
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionfried chicken, or halibut with mango salsa.