Hilliard Bruce

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

9.018 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

Drawn back to this again. I can see why Antonio Galloni would call this “one of the most distinctive Chardonnay in the Central Coast and California more broadly.” Replete with paradoxical tension, it’s just as enticing intellectually as it is hedonistic. The only certainty is the intensity. Fabulous.

Drawn back to this again. I can see why Antonio Galloni would call this “one of the most distinctive Chardonnay in the Central Coast and California more broadly.” Replete with paradoxical tension, it’s just as enticing intellectually as it is hedonistic. The only certainty is the intensity. Fabulous.

Feb 14th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

The 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay from Hilliard Bruce is quintessential Greg Brewer Chardonnay. Jay McInerney describes them as “almost paradoxical in their juxtaposition of ripeness and acidity, of voluptuousness and bone structure—in other words, wines that speak French but also know how to shake their booty on the dance floor.”
Almost a caricature of what a White Burgundy from California is... Lemon and rocks on full blast, and backed by the rhythm of floral infused butter and d’Anjou pear.

The 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay from Hilliard Bruce is quintessential Greg Brewer Chardonnay. Jay McInerney describes them as “almost paradoxical in their juxtaposition of ripeness and acidity, of voluptuousness and bone structure—in other words, wines that speak French but also know how to shake their booty on the dance floor.”
Almost a caricature of what a White Burgundy from California is... Lemon and rocks on full blast, and backed by the rhythm of floral infused butter and d’Anjou pear.

Feb 4th, 2018
Aaron Means

The best Chard I've drank from Cali this year. Phenomenal 1st try by Mrs. Hilliard!

The best Chard I've drank from Cali this year. Phenomenal 1st try by Mrs. Hilliard!

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2014
Aaron Means

Leaner than other HB chards, good acid and deft touch with oak

Leaner than other HB chards, good acid and deft touch with oak

Jun 4th, 2017
Mo Cherry

Cali Chard that tastes like Batard?!? All about it! Direct from the winery to your favorite Georgetown fish place soon!

Cali Chard that tastes like Batard?!? All about it! Direct from the winery to your favorite Georgetown fish place soon!

Jan 17th, 2015
Rooted Vine Tours

Nice minerality with hints of baking spice, lemon curd and meringue.

Nice minerality with hints of baking spice, lemon curd and meringue.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Alexis Zahoudanis

Really enjoyable. Nice acid citrus green apple and a bit of pineapple.

Really enjoyable. Nice acid citrus green apple and a bit of pineapple.

Apr 11th, 2015
813Anacapa

Not too rich, not too lean. Just right.

Not too rich, not too lean. Just right.

Mar 4th, 2015
Felicia Balli

Felicia had this a year ago

Felicia had this a year ago

Feb 7th, 2019