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BARDEN is the dream to make the ultimate expression of Santa Barbara County grapes grown in the Sta.
Rita Hills AVA. Our access to the top vineyards along with the philosophy and knowledge I’ve gained over
my thirty years in the wine business allows attempting to make world-class wines. The BARDEN brand is
Doug's middle name and its English meaning is “Lives near the boar's den” … thusly we have adorned the label
with an image of the wild boar that is pervasive in the Sta. Rita Hills.
Barden Chardonnay is formed so as to touch the heart, mind, body and soul. It’s wrapped in a cloak of mystery, lightly adorned, and respected. Ours is a swirling worldly vision, moody but aware. We dared and entered this world with trepidation. We realize we are on the road to madness. It lives in the boar’s den...
A blend of Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay (35%), La Encantada Pinot Blanc (35%), and La Encantada Pinot Gris (30%).
We ferment in a combination of 500 liter (heads off ) French oak puncheons and 400 liter open top insulated fermenters. The wine is aged in half new Françoise Frères and half new Ermitage French oak barrels.
Last Vintage Produced. 5 Cases left!
BARDEN is the ultimate expression of Santa Barbara County grapes