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.
- 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 actually made a shrimp pasta and butter dish and drank the rest, was awesome and super inexpensive! gladly get more!
this one is why you buy from CH. perfectly balanced - on the lighter side with lot's of fruit and hints of butter - not much oak.
Good for talking it all over!
Our guests this past winter have enjoyed this wine with a light snack. I don't tell them what it is until we've gone through the bottle and then we begin to talk about how wonderful it is (was).
As always, CH finds the best chardonnay for the price. Great wine
Absolutely agree with Cameron on this one
Just as his tasting notes say this wine is special. I have already gone through a case, and also of the previous Limestone Cowboy. Terrific stuff.
Lovely, full Chardonnay
Nice, full Chardonnay but not heavy. Goes well with food but is also a lovely sipping wine.
This wine is a lovely blend of fruit and light oak. Perfect for an everyday glass.
Easy drinking chardonnay
This Chardonnay has a wonderful body, balanced, fruity and just a little oak.
I’ve spent $30 in Santa Barbara Chardonnays that aren’t as good as this one
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.