GambalWork Francesca Chardonnay

Francesca has what we call a “cool” profile that is dominated by a flinty nose followed by white flowers. Its attack is subtle but builds, fills the mouth and is linear in nature. The wine’s natural salinity awakens your taste buds and one can imagine this with hard cheeses or with a main dish such as seared scallops. The wine is delicious today, but we expect it will show its full potential in three to five years (2021-2023). Read the reviews here
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Grapes Chardonnay
Winery GambalWork
Wine Maker Alex Gambal
Country USA
Region California
District Santa Barbara
Color White
Alcohol 13.4%
Organic Bio-dynamic
Production Method Francesca Vineyard is the most westerly vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills appellation and is perched on a windswept knoll. The soils in this cold and windy location are comprised of shaly loams of sedimentary origin. The 7-acre vineyard is comprised of one half acre of Chardonnay Wente clone and the balance in three clones of Pinot Noir; Pommard, 115, and 667. Due to the wind and cool and saline soils, the more vigorous rootstock 1103P makes a perfect partner for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay scions creating a perfectly balanced vine. Yields are low at no more than 2 tons per acres and the fruit is complex.
Style Full bodied
Vintage 2016
Ratings/Awards Apstein on Wine - 95 points - read the review Enthusiast - 92 pointsWine Spectator - 92 points
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Weight 1

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