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%. 👌 — a month 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.
— 14 days ago
We had the 2013 Vintage on 2/21-22/20. Bright red fruit on the bouquet. Tart cherry, strawberry and pomegranate on the palate. Bright and acidic. Good but not great. — 5 days ago
The cork right after opening smelled like honey, green apples, and pinnacle. The nose smelled of yeast and fermented pineapple immediately after opening, but now with some time more honey and less yeast with an almost marzipan-esque smell. The palate transfers through from the cork with riper pineapple, honey and a sweeter apple. The finish is a bit of dried apricot. Acidity rushes down the sides of the tongue. This is nice with my panko crusted chicken and roasted carrots. — 3 days ago
Black pepper, violet, olive, bacon, fruity on palate, 14 months used oak influence, med+ acid, med tannin/body/alcohol. Medium length, finishes sweet. Opaque purple. 25% whole cluster. — 6 days ago
Cannot stop drinking. I think I first tasted this 2016 or 17 and year after year it is my darling. About to heat some pizza to go with. Egads LOVE this carbonic Sangiovese. I want to share it with the world:just the whiffs of kirsch and bubble gum and light and SO perfect with a slight chill and I’m about to see how it goes with a pizza pie. Some LA nights are more fun than others. — 5 days ago