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Antonio Galloni’s Vinous.com raves about the 2014 Chanin Wines

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous.com raves about the 2014 Chanin Wines

“Gavin Chanin draws from some of the best vineyards in Santa Barbara, including blocks in Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict planted in the early 1970s that played a key role in the early days of Santa Barbara. The proof, though, is in the glass, and the 2014s are impressive across the board. “

2014  Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay – 95 points “The 2014 Chardonnay Bien Nacido is all about precision, class and nuance. Even with all of the richness of the year coming through, the Bien Nacido retains superb precision and detail.”

2014  Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay- 94 points “The 2014 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard is rich, flavorful and deeply expressive. Orchard fruit, mint, sweet spices and butter notes meld together in a creamy, beautifully layered Chardonnay endowed with marvelous texture. ”

2014  Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay– 94 Points “The 2014 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is the most reticent and understated of Gavin Chanin’s wines. Pear, smoke, slate and white orchard fruit are all laced together in a subtle Chardonnay that speaks in hushed tones. Like all of Chanin’s wines, the Sanford & Benedict is all class. ”

2014  Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir– 94 Points “The 2014 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is striking in its beauty. Dark, layered and inviting, the Sanford & Benedict is superb. There is something magical about S&B. Gavin Chanin has captured it all.”

2014  Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir – 93 points “Game, smoke, licorice, herbs, earthiness, tobacco and dried flowers are some of the signatures in the 2014 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard. This cold microclimate and sandy soils yields a distinctive style of Pinot ”

2014  Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir – 93 points “Chanin’s 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard is silky and beautifully layered throughout. Rose petal, blood orange and white pepper develop in the glass, adding brightness and tension to the acid-driven finish. This classy Pinot will drink well for at least a handful of years.”

2014  Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir – 91 points “Chanin’s 2014 Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard is gracious, aromatic and nicely lifted, all signatures of the sandy soils on this site. The fruit is forward and juicy, with just a dollop of whole clusters that adds balance and intrigue.  There is so much to like here.”