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2019 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.5
Acidity
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.3
Harvest Brix
23.2
Harvest Date
10/11/19
Production
638 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2019 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
94
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$44.00
 
SKU: CH19BNV6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block M) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 30% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Gillet
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.5
Acidity
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.3
Harvest Brix
23.2
Harvest Date
10/11/19
Production
638 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
"...offers a beguiling mix of vibrancy and the textural complexity that is such a signature of this site. There is a feeling of transparency to the 2019 that is so alluring. Chalk, white flowers, citrus and white pepper all feature in this decidedly chiseled Chardonnay." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "The 2019 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard is even better, with slightly more minerality in its crushed citrus, salted lime, flowers, and marine-influenced aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, tight, and focused, and should open up nicely with a year in bottle." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "Chalky aromas of wet earth and lime pith show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression, Seared orange and wet gravel show on the sip, with a lemon-pith acidity leading through the crushed stone minerality." ~ Wine Enthusiast "Very fresh and sleek, with sea salt accents to the mineral and crisp green apple flavors. The powerfully structured and zesty finish shows hints of dried savory herbs. Drink now through 2025." ~ Wine Spectator


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