2014 Bien Nacido ChardonnayHand harvested at night, and whole cluster pressed. It was then barrel fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aging was sur lie for 18 months in French oak; 22% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.
Meyer lemon, chamomile, and cut straw, come out of the glass. The bright entry yields to a dense and energetic palate that is all straight lines and mouth watering minerality.
Vineyard SitesBien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. 600 feet elevation, this site is 16 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
VarietalChardonnay, clone 4
Vine AgePlanted in 1973
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95 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media