Lot 675 | 2017 Santa Barbara
Gold Medal, 2019 Denver Int'l Wine Competition; Single block Chardonnay from the top vineyard in the entire Santa Maria Valley - absolutely stunning quality for price!
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Pours a classic light Chardonnay gold with aromatics of apple skins, Asian pear, and lemon oils. On the palate, the wine exhibits Chablisienne mineral and balanced acidity, carrying a kiss of classic French Oak in tandem with elegant citrus throughout. A delightful Chardonnay in every sense.
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- Now through 2024
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Santa Barbara remains one of my favorite winegrowing regions to score gems, and with good reason – as both a wine consumer and industry insider, I think the quality-price ratio here is simply outstanding. At the moment, there might not be any wine producing region in California that delivers better value per dollar.
Lot 675 comes to us from a historic property that's home to one of the early pioneers and elder statesmen of Santa Barbara’s wine industry, crafted by a top winemaking team using grapes sourced from Bien Nacido (widely considered the best vineyard in the entire Santa Maria Valley). Aged in French oak Burgundy barrels before bottling, this is a terrific Chard from a perennial winery of the year candidate that exhibits pure class at an unbeatable price!
Good, but not the best
I generally prefer Santa Barbara / central coast style chardonnays over their heavier Sonoma siblings, and this is on par for that style. For the price it is great, but there are better examples of this style for those not familiar with it.
Too french in style
Good if you like the more french chablis style, not so much if you prefer the woody buttery type
For lighter fare
A good value for any day drinking. Not the classic California with oak and butter but rather a fruit favored blend for drinking with or without food.
A good Santa Barbara Chardonnay, but have had better.
Santa Barbara is going in the right direction when it comes to Chardonnay, while this is a good example, there are better ones to try. At this price it is a good purchase.
Good, but not my favorite
An excellent chardonnay overall, but not at the top of my list among CH's offerings. Not very creamy or oaky.
Great for sipping or serving with a light meal.
Good chardonnay, but not my favorite.
Solid Santa Barbara Chard
Solid Santa Barbara Chard. Good value for the price point.
Nice sipping wine
Very smooth chard. Not as buttery as we like but, for the money, a nice wine.
Solid, round tastes with some butter and hints of citrus. A pleasant summer wine .