Central Coast Chardonnay

The Hilt

The Vanguard Chardonnay 2013

medium lemon yellow; lemon curd, pineapple, brioche, white flowers, hint of smoke; medium body, medium+ acidity, 13.2 % ABV, lovely balance; sourced 56% from Sanford & Benedict and 44% from Solomon Hills, aged 11 months in 90% new French oak, 50% malolactic fermentation — 2 days ago

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Liquid Farm

Bien Bien Santa Maria Chardonnay

A favorite winery of mine... This one needs a little more bottle age, or a splash decant... A muted nose opened to crisp honeycomb apple, ginger root, and a toasty brioche character. Feels like bit of lees influence too. Round, layered, and soft on the palate with yellow apple, pear and melon rind. Bright acidity shines on the mid-palate with a limestone crouch to the finish. Hold this for a few more years. — 2 days ago

Clos Solene

En Coulisse Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2016

Best Chardonnay I’ve had from Paso, definitely needs a decant — 15 days ago

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J. Wilkes

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Lemon peel, tangerine, flowers and chamomile all grace the exquisite, creamy, vivid 2017 Chardonnay from J. Wilkes. Beautifully layered yet also light on its feet, with tons of Santa Maria character, the 2017 is a winner. Best of all, this absolutely delicious Chardonnay is a remarkable value. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019) — 15 days ago

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Liquid Farm

Four Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012

Orchard fruit, mineral, broad. A bit of toasty new oak. — 6 days ago

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Morgan

Highland Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2017

Oaked chard done right. Just really well integrated. Plenty of buttery popcorn, but in a good way with this wine-- like really good quality popcorn...

10-12 months total in oak I believe-- 23% new
— 3 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

Pretty good stuff here. More depth and structure than the 2013 version I tried a few years ago. — 17 days ago

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Diatom

Q Katherine's Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

Nice 2017 @Ron R
A refreshing Chardonnay, pop & pour, not complex nor overly sweet.
Jeb 94, can’t disagree
— 11 days ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach, what did you pay for this? The M Bar is super!!!

I. Brand & Family

Months in Barrel Chardonnay 2017

This chardonnay, produced by the Winemaker of the Year, has lemon, a hint of plum and peach. It is not lush, though, and it should not be drunk without food. Poppy Hall had the right menu for it. — 3 days ago

Bonaccorsi

Melville Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

JKT
9.0

CVed 10/19/19 Acker buy. Surprised how nicely balanced with new world creaminess and texture with acidic lean old world profile. Nice wine to sip. — 3 days ago