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!
gentle oak, good fruit smooth finish. good every day Chard
Best Chard I’ve had from CH, as always the price is unbeatable.
I love Santa Barbra wines and this one doe not disappoint
This is crisp and not buttery, just perfect.
Punches Above its Weight
Amazing mid-palate. Great value!
A nice tasty, non-oaky, crisp Chard
One of my favorites. My wife who is less of a Chard fan gives it high rating. Pleasant, not too tart, not sour, not too oaky, great lingering after taste.
CRISP AND CLEAN
A CRISP AND CLEAN FRENCH STYLE, NOT BUTTERY MALOLACTIC. PAIRS WELL WITH CHEESE, POULTRY AND PORK. NICE SIPPER.
SMOOTH AND CRISP
THIS CHARD IS A GREAT VALUE. IT IS SMOOTH AND NOT TO BUTTERY. WONDERFUL FOR SIPPING AND PAIRS WELL WITH PORK AND CHICKEN...
Santa Barbara Chardonnay Rocks!
A chardonnay for those who like a more classical, Burgundian style rather than an over oaked, buttery, syrupy California chardonnay monster. I appreciated the subtle flavors and good acid balance. Tart but fruity, the hints of oak with the pear, apple and citrus make for a wine you can enjoy socially or with a meal.
Crisp and tart
This for people who like a tart Chardonnay. Not a lot of buttery oak flavors. Almost has some similarities to Australian Sauvignon blanc. Really refreshing.