Samuel Louis Smith 2020 Spear Vineyard Chardonnay

Spear Vineyard


Spear is one of the newest and most compelling sites in the Sta. Rita Hills. Planted in 2014 and farmed organically by Ofer Shepher, its northern border and steep north-facing slopes hug Highway 246. Varied elevation reaches 900 feet and soils are comprised of marine sedimentary clay and sand.

Pale gold and light-medium bodied. Aromas of underripe pineapple, lemon pith, and quince are followed by hints of toast and vanilla, framed by wet stone and saline minerality.

93 pts Wine Enthusiast

Technical Details

Alcohol 12.9% 
pH 3.35
TA 7.1
100% malolactic fermentation
Native primary and secondary fermentations occurred in barrel
9 months élévage in 17% new, 17% second-fill, and 66% neutral French oak barrels
Six barrels • 141 cases produced

Back To All Wines
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google