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Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

8.954 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, 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
Patrick Derdeyn

I’ve had previous vintages of this where it tasted like fresh squeezed oak juice. Very pleasantly surprised at how much more restrained this one is. Nice purity of fruit with a citrus and honeysuckle core and a finish that lets the fruit linger.

I’ve had previous vintages of this where it tasted like fresh squeezed oak juice. Very pleasantly surprised at how much more restrained this one is. Nice purity of fruit with a citrus and honeysuckle core and a finish that lets the fruit linger.

Oct 28th, 2018
Ron R
8.9

K&L dropped their pants on pricing for this. We couldn’t resist... a case and half for the summer! 😯
Honey, almonds and pineapples are everywhere here. Reasonable amount of oak, leads into caramel and hints of dill. For less than $12, we are very happy with this.

K&L dropped their pants on pricing for this. We couldn’t resist... a case and half for the summer! 😯
Honey, almonds and pineapples are everywhere here. Reasonable amount of oak, leads into caramel and hints of dill. For less than $12, we are very happy with this.

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Nothing insipid here. Cantaloupe, passionfruit, and kiwi plus a slight tang of grapefruit pith. Barrel fermented with well integrated oak. Nice fusion of fruit and wood. A bit on the hot side at 14.9% but quite delicious.

Nothing insipid here. Cantaloupe, passionfruit, and kiwi plus a slight tang of grapefruit pith. Barrel fermented with well integrated oak. Nice fusion of fruit and wood. A bit on the hot side at 14.9% but quite delicious.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2018
Melissa Rozelle Rotay

Delicious!!!!

Delicious!!!!

Mar 4th, 2019
Teresa S

Apple some tropical fruit. Honey, smooth. Had this one on the boat couple times with salad course.

Apple some tropical fruit. Honey, smooth. Had this one on the boat couple times with salad course.

Dec 29th, 2018
Melodie McGeoch

Good legs! Distinctive and very enjoyable.

Good legs! Distinctive and very enjoyable.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Marc Melser

A good Chardonnay. Nice fruit and mineral. Well balanced. Great for the price

A good Chardonnay. Nice fruit and mineral. Well balanced. Great for the price

Aug 26th, 2018
Keith Hanleigh

Love this. Buttery. Had with crab

Love this. Buttery. Had with crab

Jul 4th, 2018
Bevan Rosenbloom

Too ripe, maybe even vinegary

Too ripe, maybe even vinegary

Jun 22nd, 2018
Marybel Cheves

Explosión de sabores frutales

Explosión de sabores frutales

Jun 20th, 2018