Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, Land of Saints 2018 (California, United States)

100% Chardonnay hand harvested from organic vineyards in Santa Maria Valley planted on clay and sandy soils with fossilized seashells, pressed whole cluster, fermented spontaneously and aged in neutral barrels for 11 months. Full bodied, but fresh and precise. Land of Saints is a project from Angela and Jason Osbourne (of A Tribute to Grace fame) and Manuel Cuevas (of C2 Cellars fame) who teamed up to make affordable, minimal intervention wines from organic California vineyards and they check all of the boxes and then some. So good!