Tyler is dedicated to producing wines of delicacy and balance, where structure and nuance are favored above all else. Our focus is exclusively on exceptional vineyard sites throughout the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley within Santa Barbara County, and feel pinot noir and chardonnay are the best mediums to express each vineyard site. Within these two appellations, the unique combination of marine-based soils, transverse ranges and valleys, and cool ocean influence make this a truly wonderful place for growing pinot noir and chardonnay.
We believe wine should be elegant and honest, and must possess aromatic purity.
A blend of a number of Chardonnay vineyard blocks from Bien Nacido and Dierberg in Santa Maria Valley along with pieces of holdings down in the Santa Rita Hills. This wine sees less than 10% new wood and the wine is left to rest on its lees for about a year before it is moved to tank for the last few months prior to bottling to ensure the wine's tension, elegance and precision.
"The 2017 Chardonnay opens with notions of gunflint, toast and crushed shell with layers of Bosc pear, lemon pith, green apple, white peaches and white blossoms. The light to medium-bodied palate offers fresh, pure, mineral-driven flavors in the mouth with juicy acidity and a long, lively, gently textured finish."
(Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate Sept 2019)