Vinous Tyler Winery, 2014 Tyler Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard
"The 2014 Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard encapsulates so many of the attributes that make the Tyler Chardonnays deeply appealing. A slight hint of reduction appears first, before the wine blossoms on the mid-palate and finish. The Rinconada is a Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay with distinct elements of minerality and phenolic intensity that recall the Chardonnays of Santa Maria. In other words, it is a wonderfully complete and deeply satisfying Chardonnay to savor over the next handful of years. This is Justin Willett's second vintage working with La Rinconada Chardonnay. Last year it went into the appellation wine, but in 2014 he bottled it separately." –Sep-16
Wine Advocate Tyler Winery, 2014 Tyler Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard
"A dead ringer for a classy white Burgundy, the 2014 Chardonnay la Rinconada gives up lots of green citrus and mineral characteristics in a medium-bodied, firm, focused, chiseled and crystalline style. It still has bracing levels of acidity, but there's solid texture and depth here, and this beauty will need time to come together. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following decade."
Tyler Winery, 2014 Tyler Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard
Planted in the mid 90s, they have a small parcel on the hilltop with vines planted on a pile of shale. This is the last vineyard to be harvested due to the unpredictable weather – cold and windy.