Lot 529 | 2015 Santa Maria Valley

Chardonnay

This Chardonnay deftly walks the line between our Arroyo Seco bottlings and the unwooded Lot 526. Think Burgundy with a kiss of California sunshine.

$14.00

(23 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 529 2015 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

Lot 529 | 2015 Santa Maria Valley

Chardonnay

$14.00

(23 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

The nose is gorgeous, exploding out of the glass with a veil of orange blossom and papaya pierced by a super cool gunflint/white pepper note, girded with fresh churned butter. Upfront notes of papaya brighten with a mouthwatering mid-palate of mandarin and blossom that finishes with a wave of buttery caramel, papaya and white pepper. Lovely purity and fabulosity.

  • Vintage
  • 2015
  • Appellation
  • Santa Maria Valley
  • Grape
  • Chardonnay
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 350
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2021
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

From the cool climate of the Santa Maria Valley, this Chardonnay deftly walks the line between our Arroyo Seco bottlings and the unwooded Lot 526 Santa Barbara Chardonnay. Think Burgundy with a kiss of California sunshine. Drink it ice cold if you like, but ideally this wine gets pulled out of the fridge half an hour before you drink it to give it a chance to get up to cellar temp of 55 degrees. This is a very small production from a $35/bottle program (about 350 cases), so get it before it's gone!

Reviews

23 Reviews Total

EdR

Verified Purchase

Beautiful fruity nose. Very easy drinking would buy more if they were not sold out.

zxzx

Verified Purchase

I love this chardonnay. It was a great change from the usual chardonnays.
I tasted no buttery taste and it has a lighter flavour then most chardonnays.
I will order more when I run out.

CaryMary

Verified Purchase

Just returned from a month in California. While I admit I have never been a big Chardonnay fan I enjoyed a wide variety on my trip. This 529 was a big disappointment. I wanted to give it a chance but after sipping and swirling a bit it was poured down the drain.

Dan

Verified Purchase

Ordered a case while we were in Florida over the holidays. Wished I'd ordered two. Got another case delivered home in Ohio. That's gone now. About to order two more to have on hand. Seems everyone who tries it asked us to bring some over. What more can I say?

Lc

Verified Purchase

This wine has a bitter taste , and for my palate, not drinkable.

Dirt

Verified Purchase

This wine tasted more like a Sauvignon Blanc to me. I did not taste any buttery notes. Not one of my favorites.

Meh

Verified Purchase

Well, I tried to like it, based on all the great reviews, but I just didn't! I'm missing the oaky, buttery flavor that I like in a chardonnay. One of my very few CH disappointments :(

Tammy

Verified Purchase

I agree with Phil, Bev, Mrs. B and Doc...had a very tart component we did not like, no butter or carmel whatsoever (as described). We ordered a a mixed case and enjoyed them all but this one.

Chard lover

Verified Purchase

I have purchased many a case of Cameron Hughes wine based on the description, and sometimes just a hunch. Am very glad we made this buy, only wish I had ordered more to save on the shipping. In a blind tasting, 4 of 5 of us chose 529 over very well known Chardonnay that starts with RY

Another good bottle

Verified Purchase

These are one of those wines you will drink, you'll like it but won't crave it. I enjoyed it, it's a very good value, and like the description says not too much butter, but enough to let you know it's a Chardonnay. For the price it's a good deal.