Lot 675 | 2017 Santa Barbara
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 from what’s 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!
Delicious and great value
Really good wine and a perfect Summer style Chardonnay for the Summer.
Style-wise right in between an oaky, extracted butter bomb and a Summer Suav Blanc.
Citrus, a bit of oak, and some flintiness. Great flavor and some decent complexity.
As with most CH wines, great price / value. I always recommend to folks I introduce to CH to do a tasting with the CH wine against same priced recommendations from your wine store or grocer. An then throw in a bottle at 2x the price. CH always come out on top.
A beautiful Chard
Just to say "chardonnay" these days says almost nothing--the grape is so versatile, both in terroir and winemakers style. This one is a real delight, what I call contemporary California--light oak, but mostly minerality and pear, with a touch of grapefruit, but no bitterness. Food friendly, a typical CH nose (spectacular). Not really a Chablis style, but if you like that, you'll love this one. I'll be buying more!
This is a typical Santa Barbara chardonnay. Not buttery or oaky. It has a nice fruity taste and will be good for those late afternoon summer days,, sipping on the deck.
Classic Santa Barbara
Having just visited the SB area in mid-March, I was excited to see this offering. I have ordered multiple bottles and been really pleased. Just a great expression of the varietal -- fruit and acid are in great balance with just a hint of oak. Ridiculous value for a wine of this quality!
Not excessively "oaked" Chardonnay
Growing up in Europe, I am not excessively in love with the "classic" Californian buttery Chards. This lot reminds me of a French Chablis. Just a little bit of wood but some exciting minerality that is very hard to find otherwise. Love the apple and pear notes. Definitely a fan of this one. Phenomenal value for money, too.
Not a chardonnay fan
Disclaimer: I am not a fan of Chardonnay, particularly oaky ones. However, this was drinkable for me. Came in my shipment. Although I wouldn't seek it out, I would likely drink it again.
One of the best whites we've had in sometime. Nice just sipping and also good with food. and yet did not break the bank!
My favorite wine from this club shipment. If California and Burgundy had a baby, it would probably look something like this.