This wine is voluptuously constructed with sweet stone fruit and butterscotch aromas. Dense apricot and quince notes are tightly plaited in a sinuous and lovely package. Magnificent.
Apricot, Citrus, Mineral
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley 100%
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Drink/Hold: Now through 2018
Lot 350 Santa Maria Chardonnay is a rip-snorting good bottle/cask of wine made for us by a legendary vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. The same vineyard, in fact that produced Lot 341 Syrah for us. Prices for these wines range from about $25 and up. 40% new French oak.
You may have seen CHW in your local Costco. What makes it unique is that Cam and Jess do not own or even operate a winery; instead, they curate wine from high-end wineries all over the world – from sourcing grapes all the way to bottling the wine – managing the wine-making process and resulting in palate-pleasing wine for a fraction of the cost – think Gilt Groupe for wine.