Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay

9.125 ratings
9.25 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
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
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
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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
Dawn E.

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019
Kevin Driscoll

Kevin had this 2 years ago

Kevin had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2019
Erik Rini

Very nice, some oak, rich flavor

Very nice, some oak, rich flavor

Nov 20th, 2020
Adam Beasley

Clean nose of pure lemon oil, ripe pear, fresh cut cucumber, and an chalky mineral element. Beautiful and poised in the mouth with sharp acidity while retaining a pleasant round mouthfeel. I like this a lot. Pure, fresh Chardonnay flavors with charisma to spare.

Clean nose of pure lemon oil, ripe pear, fresh cut cucumber, and an chalky mineral element. Beautiful and poised in the mouth with sharp acidity while retaining a pleasant round mouthfeel. I like this a lot. Pure, fresh Chardonnay flavors with charisma to spare.

Aug 25th, 2020