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Bien Nacido Reserve Block Eleven Chardonnay

8.859 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Seen more then it's fair share of barrel time, this wine is a deep golden yellow hue, exhibiting heavy aromas of vanilla extract, & buttered popcorn. Big bodied & rich, with minor roles filled by ripened pears & pineapple. Complex, lengthy, & well made, but too much oak for my own personal taste.

Seen more then it's fair share of barrel time, this wine is a deep golden yellow hue, exhibiting heavy aromas of vanilla extract, & buttered popcorn. Big bodied & rich, with minor roles filled by ripened pears & pineapple. Complex, lengthy, & well made, but too much oak for my own personal taste.

Oct 5th, 2016
Randy Fuller

Qupé’s Bob Lindquist wowed the crowd at a recent event with his 2013 Qupé Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve, Block Eleven, Santa Maria Valley. It’s very savory, has a lovely salinity.

Qupé’s Bob Lindquist wowed the crowd at a recent event with his 2013 Qupé Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve, Block Eleven, Santa Maria Valley. It’s very savory, has a lovely salinity.

May 16th, 2016
Dennis Long

Bright flavors citrusy and ripe roundness in the texture super! and a beautiful touch of vanilla oak. Qupe's Y Block Chard (less$$) is the deal! At under $20.

Bright flavors citrusy and ripe roundness in the texture super! and a beautiful touch of vanilla oak. Qupe's Y Block Chard (less$$) is the deal! At under $20.

Feb 16th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

Killing three weeks after coravining half a bottle

Killing three weeks after coravining half a bottle

Sep 9th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Fantastic classic. In a really nice place where the lushness of the fruit is in line with good taunt acid

Fantastic classic. In a really nice place where the lushness of the fruit is in line with good taunt acid

Aug 26th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

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ATG 8272014 "I got 99 problems and traffic is all of them!" Joon lim in his best Tim Gunn voice

Aug 26th, 2014
Robert Wang

Buttery and oaky

Buttery and oaky

Feb 8th, 2018
Gabriel Bassett

Just not for me. Too much oak ruins the potential these Chardonnay grapes had. Burnt popcorn and butter dominate the flavor profile leaving little room for any other complexity to shine through.

Just not for me. Too much oak ruins the potential these Chardonnay grapes had. Burnt popcorn and butter dominate the flavor profile leaving little room for any other complexity to shine through.

Oct 26th, 2016
annette adler

Very nice

Very nice

Aug 6th, 2016
Mark Crapeau

Classic Santa Maria nice tropical flavors with a truncated finish

Classic Santa Maria nice tropical flavors with a truncated finish

Apr 13th, 2016