Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay

9.135 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

I wanted to like this more. It was missing something insightful, idk. Good acid and fruit, although the abv is somewhat high, it wasn’t pronounced

I wanted to like this more. It was missing something insightful, idk. Good acid and fruit, although the abv is somewhat high, it wasn’t pronounced

Jul 18th, 2020
Tim Hinck

My favorite style of Chard! Clean, focused, yet imminently complex and multi-dimensional. Saline, acid, but also mouth-coating, long-finishing, and adrenalized!

My favorite style of Chard! Clean, focused, yet imminently complex and multi-dimensional. Saline, acid, but also mouth-coating, long-finishing, and adrenalized!

Dec 15th, 2019
Ron R
9.3

Prior notes apply. Loving this chard with my soul mate...

Prior notes apply. Loving this chard with my soul mate...

Sep 23rd, 2019
Ron R
9.3

A point of reference is useful... this crushes the Morlet, and at $23 it’s a case buy.
Pristine, focused and lifted. RP nailed the notes and rating. Loads of pears and flowers on the nose and palate. Beautiful delineation and acidity. Trust me on this - you won’t be disappointed.

A point of reference is useful... this crushes the Morlet, and at $23 it’s a case buy.
Pristine, focused and lifted. RP nailed the notes and rating. Loads of pears and flowers on the nose and palate. Beautiful delineation and acidity. Trust me on this - you won’t be disappointed.

Sep 16th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Clean and pure Chardonnay.

Clean and pure Chardonnay.

Jun 1st, 2019
Kapyrick Wine

V2018. Whoa! Really good, really different. Peaches, melons, wet rocks nose. Creamy, ripe tropical fruit, peach, melon and lime fruits. Saline and mineral finish. Nicely balanced, loved it!!

V2018. Whoa! Really good, really different. Peaches, melons, wet rocks nose. Creamy, ripe tropical fruit, peach, melon and lime fruits. Saline and mineral finish. Nicely balanced, loved it!!

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2019
Dawn E.

I have rated this previously and absolutely recommend this! Just delicious and not a butter bomb!

I have rated this previously and absolutely recommend this! Just delicious and not a butter bomb!

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2021
Mike Foley

One of the best chards I’ve tasted and I’m a Pinot fan of Brewer Clifton. I am going back for more.

One of the best chards I’ve tasted and I’m a Pinot fan of Brewer Clifton. I am going back for more.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2020
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9.1

Diatom’s 2009 Chardonnay Bar-M, from vineyards in Los Alamos, is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Tangerine oil, white flowers and light tropical accents give this curvy, airy Santa Barbara Chardonnay so much appeal. Breezy saline notes linger on the wonderfully inviting finish. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

Diatom’s 2009 Chardonnay Bar-M, from vineyards in Los Alamos, is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Tangerine oil, white flowers and light tropical accents give this curvy, airy Santa Barbara Chardonnay so much appeal. Breezy saline notes linger on the wonderfully inviting finish. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2020
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9.3

From a site in Los Alamos, the 2017 Chardonnay Bar M is perfumed, lifted and wonderfully gracious in feel. Citrus and floral notes abound in a very pretty, expressive Chardonnay that shows the aromatic style that is so common here. White flowers, mint and saline overtones add closing layers to this pretty and inviting Chardonnay from Greg Brewer's Diatom label. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

From a site in Los Alamos, the 2017 Chardonnay Bar M is perfumed, lifted and wonderfully gracious in feel. Citrus and floral notes abound in a very pretty, expressive Chardonnay that shows the aromatic style that is so common here. White flowers, mint and saline overtones add closing layers to this pretty and inviting Chardonnay from Greg Brewer's Diatom label. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019