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2007 Stony Hill Chardonnay

Lots of California winemakers are talking about changing their style to feature lower alcohol and less oak.  Stony Hill started building California's reputation for Chardonnay nearly 50 years ago, and its approach has never changed: careful handling of the fruit and hand-off winemaking.  In this version, the purity and depth of character that come only from older vines will impress even the most diehard white Burgundy fans.

The New/Old California Wines: Lower-Scoring and Highly Delicious
Stony Hill Chardonnay

"But not every winery in California has conformed to the critics’ tastes. Despite the threat of low scores, there are some locals who’ve never gone for the big fruit bombs. Stony Hill..., make wines as they always have—with restraint. These wines might be less flashy and thus are at a disadvantage in a critic’s blind tasting, but they’re food-friendly and elegant."

Vine Dining: America's Best Wine Country Restaurants
2006 Stony Hill Chardonnay

"...and the more balanced among them - such as a 2006 Stony Hill..."