93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2015 Migration Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard
Migration is dedicated to crafting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions to create wines that highlight lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. Located atop a mesa overlooking the Santa Maria River, Dierberg Vineyard has emerged as one of Santa Maria Valley’s great Chardonnay sites. Grown in sandy soils, Dierberg’s meticulously farmed vines face the full force of the winds that sweep off the Pacific, producing low yields of concentrated Chardonnay. The result is a wine with length and force that is highlighted by bright acidity and beautiful peach, nectarine and white flower aromatics.
Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay; Cooperage: 90% French oak, 30% New Oak, 60% Neutral, 10% Stainless Steel
Once again, Dierberg has yielded a dazzling Chardonnay with enticing aromas of fresh citrus blossom, peach and apricot. Though silky and rich on the entry, excellent acidity adds brightness and energy to the palate, where flavors of key lime and lemon custard mingle with hints of sweet tarts and sea mist.
Released: March 2017
Santa Maria Valley
August 15, 2015
0.65g/100 ml titratable acidity
10 Months in Barrel
75% Malolactic Fermentation