2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay makes Wine and Spirits’ Years Best Chardonnay list!
Wine and Spirits Magazine tasted 750 new chardonnays over the past 12 months. Their critics rated 45 chardonnays as exceptional (90+), and our 2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay received 91 points!
” Since 2008, Gavin Chanin has made his Bien Nacido chardonnay from a single block planted in 1973 (it was originally planted as own-rooted riesling; later, chardonnay was grafted onto those old riesling roots). The mature vines responded well to a warm 2014 vintage, growing a chardonnay with an earthen persistence. Oak gives the wine’s subtle flavors of white peach and corn silk a satiny feel at first, before acidity brings firmness to the finish.”