2019 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

$44.95

This is a great price for a hand-crafted estate wine of this caliber. Hand-harvested at night, whole-cluster pressed and aged 16 months in 45% new French oak – it's an old-vine treasure with beautiful balance and richness. 

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Anthony Avila
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 45% new
Appellation:
Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard:
Bien Nacido
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
13.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
94+
SKU #:
1049720
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA94+

Wine Advocate

The 2019 Chardonnay Estate comes from own-rooted vines planted in 1973. It was barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in oak and six months in stainless. It's scented of golden apples, dried hay and roasted almonds, and the palate has expansive, honeyed fruits with gently tangy acidity and glossy spices from its 40% to 45% new oak, finishing long and energetic.