The Gainey family was among the first to explore the macroclimates of the eastern Santa Ynez Valley and the western region of Sta. Rita Hills. Today, the third generation of the Gainey family, Daniel H Gainey, oversees the vineyards and the family is still producing quality wine off the Santa Rita Hills.
The 2010 Chardonnay offers notes of sweet pear, white peach and bright citrus, rich melon and creamy apple that are supported by refreshing minerality.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 91
"This shows an evident layer of oak in the form of buttered toast and vanilla notes, but the underlying wine is strong in pineapple and golden mango flavors. Fine coastal acidity and a hint of mineral provide structural balance."