Mail Road 2021 Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills

Mail Road 2021 Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
New release                        

Mail Road 2021 Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills

Regular price $54.99
New release                                                                                                   Rare Chardonnay release from Mail Road, one of our favorite Santa Barbara producers. Winemaker Matt Dees (Jonata, The Hilt) is craftin. . . READ MORE

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New release                                                                                                  
Rare Chardonnay release from Mail Road, one of our favorite Santa Barbara producers. Winemaker Matt Dees (Jonata, The Hilt) is crafting some of the area's best wines.

95 Jeb Dunnuck:
"Ripe melon, brioche, acacia flowers, and chalky mineral notes all emerge from the 2021 Chardonnay Mount Carmel Vineyard, a quintessential Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay that has a pure, layered, medium-bodied profile, high yet balanced acidity, solid mid-palate depth, and a lengthy, salty finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and evolve gracefully over the following decade. This is a brilliant Chardonnay from winemaker Matt Dees."

Winemaker Matt Dees: "The spring brings the much anticipated release of our 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay primarily from Mt. Carmel's own-rooted Wente clone planted in 1998.  Rich, round and vibrant. Saline and tense with notes of citrus oil, lime zest and chamomile. Complete and balanced. Stunning and structured Chardonnay from a dream vintage."

Mount Carmel Vineyard is the exclusive purveyor to Mail Road Wines.  Mount Carmel Vineyard is located on a steep, south-facing cliff, north of the Santa Ynez River. Established in 1990 by Ron and Nancy Piazza, the vineyard is planted to a variety of own-rooted, organically and principally dry farmed, heritage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones. The vineyard is at 800 to 1000 feet elevation, with botella clay, limestone, diatomaceous earth, calcerous deposits and sandy loam soils.

Normal shipping via Fedex or UPS Ground will range from 3 business days (West Coast) to 7 business days (East Coast). If you would like Overnight shipping, please email or call us immediately for options. Please note, expedited shipping such as "2 day air" is for transit time only, this does not include processing time and therefore does not guarantee a specific delivery date. Our ability to respond to expedited requests depends on the particular wines’ availability. We work with many small-production wines which, if not in stock may need to be acquired direct from the winery and may not be available for shipping for several days after your order is placed.

If you have any important time constraints on your order (birthday, anniversary, dinner party, holiday, etc) please email us at with your order number. Thanks for your understanding.  

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