A modern - yet classic - Chardy.
This lean, mean, Chardonnay-machine hails from the high elevation Glenwood Vineyard within the Santa Cruz mountains. The Stirm 2021 Santa Cruz Chardonnay has an old world elegance from 12 months of lees contact and 6 months in neutral oak. Bright, citrusy transparency with a mineral throughline.
- Ryan Stirm fell into wine while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; he was there for wrestling at the time.
- After switching over to wine, he learned his trade at Tyler Winery, the Wachau in Austria & Western Australia.
- Ryan feels that white varietals - like this Chard - are less susceptible to sunburn from climate change.
- Takeout sushi from Takara 14.
- Gold cufflinks.
- Jazz club date night.