Shipping notice outside of California: If the route to you, or you are in a part of the country that is experiencing extreme temperatures, wine will be shipped temperature controlled and will take between 7 - 14 days to arrive.
Wine deliveries require an adult signature.
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.
A blend of La Encantada Chardonnay (12%), La Rinconada Chardonnay (12%), Donnachadh Chadonnay (12%,) La Encantada Pinot Blanc (32%), and La Encantada Pinot Gris (32%).
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
Darker red hues this vintage with hints jam and garnet. Complex fruit aromas of meat, mushrooms and burnt blueberry pie edges all complemented with subtle wood aromatics of vanilla, toast and stems retained briar patch. Earthiness with faint florals: roses, violet and Bing cherries
Peak Drinking: Now – and with five to seven years of bottle age from vintage.
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...