The Hilt

The Old Guard Chardonnay

9.32 ratings
9.31 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
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.3

A bit more open than most vintages, but it is also very delicious right now. Solomon Hills, Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict fruit.

A bit more open than most vintages, but it is also very delicious right now. Solomon Hills, Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict fruit.

Mar 20th, 2020
Frank van den Bosch

This chardonnay is a gastronomic wine and will pair very well with chicken, pork and fish. I drank it with Sous Vide prepared salmon with lemon risotto and it was excellent and made the wine smoother. The complex flavors in the wine like lemon and custard are very intense and the the acid, fruit and mineral are very well balanced. A bone dry chardonnay and probably not everyones cup of tea.

This chardonnay is a gastronomic wine and will pair very well with chicken, pork and fish. I drank it with Sous Vide prepared salmon with lemon risotto and it was excellent and made the wine smoother. The complex flavors in the wine like lemon and custard are very intense and the the acid, fruit and mineral are very well balanced. A bone dry chardonnay and probably not everyones cup of tea.

Jan 11th, 2020