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2018 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.619 g/100mL
pH
3.28
Harvest Brix
22.6
Harvest Date
10/24-10/29/18
Production
670 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
93
Wine & Spirits
92
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$40.00
 
SKU: CH18BNV6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block M) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in 36% new French oak
Cooperage
Boutes, Sirugue, Berthomieu
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.619 g/100mL
pH
3.28
Harvest Brix
22.6
Harvest Date
10/24-10/29/18
Production
670 cases
Description

Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Chardonnay by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. We have worked with fruit from this historically famous vineyard since 1990; the results have been fabulous!

This Chardonnay is generous in texture but balanced by bright acidity. You will find aromas of pear, baked pineapple and graham cracker on the nose. The palate is expansive yet focused with forward tropical fruit flavors backed by attractive mineral and vanilla notes adding complexity.  Enjoy!

Wine Critic Reviews
"... another airy, gracious Chardonnay in this range. Green pear, white flowers, mint, slate and crushed rocks are all nicely lifted...It will be interesting to see if more weight develops in bottle. Even so, the 2018 is intriguing and delicious." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "There's a tightly woven streak of Meyer lemon peel on the nose of this single-vineyard expression yet there are also warmer tones of white peach and blanched almonds. The lean yet expressive palate's lemon blossom tang picks up broad yellow-flower flavors into the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast "You can smell the minerality in this bright, floral chardonnay...It's there in a kind of white-clay dustiness that underlies the yuzu blossom and lemon curd notes, the wine subtly rich, with a roasted-nut depth of flavor. For chilled prawns and romesco sauce." ~ Wine & Spirits "More spice, chamomile, white pepper, and resinous herb notes emerge from the medium-bodied 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard. It offers integrated acidity, a crisp, clean mouthfeel, and a great finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "Crunchy and fresh, with a deep core of apple, citrus and melon flavors, interwoven with vibrant savory and minerally elements. Offers a pure and rich-tasting finish." ~ Wine Spectator


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