Solid nose smoky chilled outdoor w JJ playing bocce — a day ago
46% Cabernet franc, 27% merlot, 14%petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. This, despite the high content of cab franc, is quite light. Acidity is up front with the first flavors of plums, oranges, and cherries. Slight notes of oak follow and a bright finish. Easy to drink. — 10 days ago
Winemaker's Notes: "Our debut vintage of Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay truly embodies the cool coastal climate of the Santa Maria Valley. The nose offers enticing aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus zest, and subtle brioche notes. On the palate, vibrant citrus, layers of lemon and pear are rounded out by hazelnut. This delightfully poised Chardonnay has a lush viscous mouthfeel leading to a beautiful finish."
Right up my alley for $20.00.
— 5 days ago
Lovely Chardonnay showing peach, melon, dried apples, apricots, butterscotch, almonds, a hint of white flower mid palate and mild oak!
I look at Vintage Charts as a reference to be followed lightly (very lightly)and was excited to see that this wine was in the green or ready to drink and it is delicious!
Alcohol 13.5%. 👌 — 17 days ago
Really, really delicious and surprising. Guava, hazelnut, peaches and apricots in a creamy texture with a hint of vanilla bean. A lot of evolution in the glass, too. It reminds me of a good Rhone white more than a Loire chenin, but that just speaks to the protean potential of the grape. — 4 hours ago