Wine Advocate 89 points - Going partially through malolactic fermentation, the 2012 Chardonnay Fermata is 100% Chardonnay that spent ten months in barrel. Borderline outstanding, it gives up classic apple, citrus blossom, brioche and hints of green herbs/mint to go with a medium-bodied, balanced and juicy style on the palate. It’s a fresh, lively 2012 to drink over the coming couple of years. (Oct 2014)
Wrath produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc made from estate fruit and highquality purchased fruit. Formerly known as San Saba, Michael Thomas and his mother Barbara bought the winery in 2007 and renamed it Wrath Wines. Since then, Michael has begun an aggressive vineyard rejuvenation program, replanting large sections of the estate vineyard with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah and has assembled a vineyard/winemaking team that includes winemaker Sabrine Rodems, consultant Byron Kosuge, consultant Jeff Ritchey, and grower Steve McIntyre. The 18 acre San Saba estate vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc on Arroyo gravelly loam and light layers of Hanford gravelly sandy loam soils. Doctor’s Vineyard, located in the Santa Lucia Highlands is a 193 acre parcel planted to Pinot Noir, Syrah and Malbec. The San Saba estate vineyard is certified sustainable and the Doctor’s vineyard is sustainable.