Description: Bright yellow-gold color. Aromas of butter-cream and hints of wood. Mid-palate opens with lots of butter-cream and hint of apple. The oak is well integrated and finish is smooth and silky. “Father of Modern California Viticulture,” collected 100,000 grape cuttings from France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, starting in 1857 the vineyards which surrounded Hacienda and made it a historic landmark. Steven MacRostie joined Hacienda as winemaker in 1974. His first wine, a 1974 Chardonnay, took a gold medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Fine Sonoma wines and the Hacienda label have been synonymous ever since. Food pairing: Salmon, Fried Chicken, Pasta w/ lemon-garlic sauce, etc.