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!
Perfect for the Summer
Smooth and refreshing! Paired well with grilled rainbow trout. Perfect for summertime.
Served this for my wife's birthday along with Halibut seasoned with honey, soy, garlic, lemon and pepper glaze, and grilled assorted veggies. Went wonderfully. Hints of citrus(lemon and orange) at first and once it opened up, rich and smooth with fantastic texture!
Great Santa Barbara wine
Another great chardonnay. will order again
Great wine with cheese or just by itself
Wonderful green apple taste when chilled. As the wine warms we get nice oak highlights. Wonderful drinking but better with some cheese.
Crisp, refreshing Chardonnay. Great on a warm summer evening. Paired well with orange roughy & roasted asparagus. Plan to buy more if still available.
I think this will be a great wine for summer. The color is a beautiful deep gold. Plenty of apple and a touch of vanilla on the nose. On the palate, I get some spices and lemon. Finally, in the finish, it is all about a juicy lemon.
Great Summer Chard
Aroma is melon, light lemon zest, little bit of oak. Medium light body. Flavor has some pear, lemon zest is still there, some light minerality, and a soft oakiness that lingers. There's a bit of acid to this which gives it a little zip. I'm not a huge chard fan, but if I'm going to have one, this is along the lines I like them. This isn't a butter bomb....it's more a higher acid, clean, summer wine. Enjoyable.
I love the Chardonnays of the Santa Barbara area , and this is a nice one. Perfect for a light summer dinner of cold chicken and fresh vegetables.
Fresh Chardonnay with Nice Oak
A classic Chardonnay with nice oak, lemon and butter notes. Pairs nicely with fish and lobster.
Will be purchasing again
I enjoy my chardonnay and this one is light and easy to drink. Enjoying on these hot summer evenings.