Chardonnay, Evening Land 'Summum'
Detailed and elegantly layered, the 2017 Summum Chardonnay deftly juxtaposes density and brightness in a textural wine that is well-positioned to age for two decades or more.
Summum continues to offer itself as the finest wine from Seven Springs. Sourced from 14 rows of vines that thread the spine of the Seven Springs, this bottling deepens our belief in the special terroir of our vineyard. Latin for ‘the utmost’, the subtlety and clarity that define the 2017 vintage led us to eschew the use of new oak in the Summum cuvée for the very first time. The fruit from the Summum parcel was gently pressed into neutral Stockinger puncheons, undergoing spontaneous and indigenous fermentation. The wine was raised in the same puncheons for 12 months before being racked to tank. After 6 months in tank, Summum underwent a light bentonite fining before bottling.
Partner Rajat Parr's sommelier career earned him accolades from James Beard awards to the title of Master Sommelier, all while influencing the wine scene around the world. His passion led him to partner with winemaker Sashi Moorman in 2010, and ever since they’ve been crafting delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the West Coast. Their Sandhi label celebrates the terroir of Santa Barbara County, California. Focusing on the top sites, like the historic Sanford & Benedict vineyard, Sandhi’s range of bottles offers an easy choice for weeknight drinking and special occasions. Evening Land shows another side of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this time from the diversely planted Seven Springs vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon. Some of the oldest known clones in the U.S. are cultivated here, a site where numerous award-winning wines have been grown. The wines of Sandhi and Evening Land are balanced, finessed, and likely to surprise you. If it’s been a while since you enjoyed domestic Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, check in and taste for yourself the quality of American winemaking.