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!
Regular Price: $14.00
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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.
- Santa Barbara
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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!
I'm not a Chard fan typically but this did not taste like typical chardonnay to me. I immediately was struck by the fruitiness and crispness of the wine. I would definitely buy again.
I usually don't drink Chardonnay, but this one is not buttery or oaky, but full of flavor and crisp. I keep ordering it - love it!
Nothing special here—especially not for my oaky, buttery Chardonnay loving wife!
Would buy again
I have said before that I am not a fan of oaky Chards. This was the perfect balance of oak and fruits.
Clean, crisp chardonnay
Great fruit on the palate with a touch of oak and very well balanced.
this was a great chardonnay. not overly buttery, but had a nice balance of oak and fruit. We enjoyed this one very much.
Good enough to serve even the most sophisticated wine drinker
This wine has a clean and crisp finish that does not get in the way of any food that is served with it. Not too complex but not flat or mundane either. I plan on stocking up on this one!
Best Chard we have had in a while
Yes, there is a bit of oak, but not too much for our taste. We really enjoyed the lemon essence and minerality. Well made chard at a great price.
This is a real “balanced” Chardonnay. Not too much oak but has more character than stainless Chardonnay. Apple, citrus and a hint of oak.
Crisp citrus flavor. Slightly oaked with a clean finish. Would buy again.