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"Y" Block Chardonnay

8.814 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

Aperitif into veggie fritters of garden carrot, zucchini, ricotta and Berbere spice mix.
Pale yellow. Enough oak to smell it, but not intrusive. So nose = creamy caramel, pear, vanilla. Fresh aromas of Cortland apple, vaguely floral, good acidity in the mouth.
Half bottle format seems perfect size for cooking and into a meal.

Aperitif into veggie fritters of garden carrot, zucchini, ricotta and Berbere spice mix.
Pale yellow. Enough oak to smell it, but not intrusive. So nose = creamy caramel, pear, vanilla. Fresh aromas of Cortland apple, vaguely floral, good acidity in the mouth.
Half bottle format seems perfect size for cooking and into a meal.

Sep 10th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Medium yellow hue with aromas of pear, pineapple, honeysuckle, and lees. Medium bodied although a bit oily and flabby in the mouth. Sourced primary from the Y block of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, the Chardonnay is blended with 5% of the Rhône varieties Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The fruit is whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, then aged 9 months on the lees in 15% new French oak. Drank from a 375 mL bottled under screwcap. 13.4% ABV. $20.

Medium yellow hue with aromas of pear, pineapple, honeysuckle, and lees. Medium bodied although a bit oily and flabby in the mouth. Sourced primary from the Y block of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, the Chardonnay is blended with 5% of the Rhône varieties Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The fruit is whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, then aged 9 months on the lees in 15% new French oak. Drank from a 375 mL bottled under screwcap. 13.4% ABV. $20.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2019
Kirk F
8.8

Nice acidic backbone, tropical fruits and a hint of lemon peel. Quick 375 over a game of cribbage. It is February in Minnesota after all.

Nice acidic backbone, tropical fruits and a hint of lemon peel. Quick 375 over a game of cribbage. It is February in Minnesota after all.

Feb 16th, 2019
Jonathan Salky

Tasty smooth chard in 375ml. Perfect for not sharing!

Tasty smooth chard in 375ml. Perfect for not sharing!

Nov 29th, 2018
Thomas Brenner

You're my little deuce Qupe, you don't know what I got.

You're my little deuce Qupe, you don't know what I got.

Jul 26th, 2017
Kristie M. Connor

Lemon, pineapple. Don't insult this wine by even considering to have it with food. Full bodied, almost heavy. Golden. Pleasant acidity.

Lemon, pineapple. Don't insult this wine by even considering to have it with food. Full bodied, almost heavy. Golden. Pleasant acidity.

May 31st, 2017
Renato Hoyle

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Aug 25th, 2017
Samantha Chulick

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May 27th, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.0

Bryce had this 3 years ago

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Apr 22nd, 2017
Thomas Darling

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Thomas had this 2 years ago

Jan 6th, 2018