Light floral fruity medium weight. Another great chanin blanc for FL evenings outside. $17 — 2 days ago
Seems like Chanin Wines need a few years to really incorporate and this Rinconada Vineyard from 2014 seemed to be getting right into that spot. Chuggable while complex, with layers of high toned fruit, savory tannins, and super balanced acidity — 2 years ago
Rich and long, more viscous that the other single vineyard chardonnays from Chanin — 4 months ago
I’ve been meaning to try this producer for some time now. I’ve heard & read good things about their work. So when I saw this on “Last Bottle” for $35, I picked a few up. It didn’t disappoint.
The one thing about the Santa Rita Hills region that I struggle with is a number of their Pinot Noirs, for me, are over extracted. That is not the case here.
The fruits were generally mid red. Some blackberries, strawberries, dark cherries, cherries, nice hues of blueberries, pomegranate & cranberries. Gentle wood use, softly layered baking spices, excellent acidity & nicely polished even finish.
Drinks well now but, will hold my other two bottles 2-3 years for further integration & even something a little better.
Photos of; their winery facility, Winemaker- Gavin Chanin and one of their Santa Rita Vineyards. — 2 years ago
Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in the Sanford & Benedict vineyard, one of the most historic vineyards in California. Pure, fresh nose with lemon peel, coconut, vanilla and subtle oaky notes. Medium-bodied, round, creamy texture. Citrus, yeasty notes and minerals. Very fresh. Zesty acidity — 7 months ago
A great start after the Champagne — 3 years ago
vivid, medium ruby with amber rim; red cherry, damp earth, caramel, cloves; intense flavors, red cherry, cranberry, medium finish; light-medium body, medium+ tannins, fine grained tannin, 12.59% ABV; partnership between winemaker Gavin Chanin and Durell Vineyard owner Bill Price, spends 15 months in 36% new French oak; $60 — 3 years ago