JONATA & The Hilt Estate, encouraged by Stan Kroenke’s dedication to excellence, have turned out a series of wines that have garnered substantial critical acclaim from Robert M. Parker Jr., Jeb Dunnuck, Antonio Galloni and Stephen Tanzer.
Colour: Bright yellow colour
Nose: Citrus and green melon and hints of baking spice.
Palate: Invigorating combination of ripe and silky fruit alongside a refreshing backbone of vibrant acidity.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks 1/3 went through malolactic fermentation.
History of The Paring
The Paring has an extraordinary pedigree. Made from the vineyard blocks that are either too young or don’t fit into the vintage style of the highly acclaimed Jonata and The Hilt wines—The Paring is essentially a “”chip off the old block.
The grapes are sourced primarily from three Santa Barbara regions on the vanguard: Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley. The Paring wines are for pleasure. They make every effort to strike a balance between volume, and texture, both direct results of the beautiful Santa Barbara sun and cool oceanic winds.