The 2016 Rusack Chardonnay Wine (Santa Barbara County) is gorgeous, on-point wine that captures the essence of the appellation.
Rusack was established in 1995 by Geoff Rusack and Alison Wrigley Rusack with a commitment to creating world-class wines. In the years since then, this dedication to quality has meant some dramatic changes at the winery.
The most visible change is in the vineyard. Following the 2001 harvest, many of the original vines were pulled out and replanted under the guidance of winemaker John Falcone. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and taking advantage of Ballard Canyon’s unique terroir, varieties to be grown were carefully chosen and limited to those clones best suited to the microclimate. Syrah, Sangiovese, and Sauvignon Blanc have been planted, along with smaller lots of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot to be blended into the renowned "Anacapa."
Aromatically expressive, nuanced, and brisk, this Rusack Chardonnay Wine is a real pleasure to taste. White orchard fruit, jasmine, and mint add striking shades of nuance.
Cheers, and enjoy this wine!