All three of our 2017 Chardonnays made ‘Years Best’ by Wine & Spirits!
Chanin was named Top 100 Wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine!
2017 ‘Los Alamos Vineyard’ Chardonnay (Best Buy)– 93 Points ‘Years Best’
Grown in the sandy soils of Los Alamos, this has a comfortable, effortless feel, from its nutty spiced-apple scent to the mildly oak-driven flavors of caramelized pear. It’s minerally, layered and precise, with a linear acidity that draws the wine to a tart and detailed finish. – P.J.C
2017 ‘Bien Nacido Vineyard’ Chardonnay– 91 Points ‘Years Best’
This is impressively lean and leesy when first poured, with a terse lemon-lime aroma and tight, tart flavors. It has impressive energy and a succulence that hints at the lemony sun that peeks out from the morning fog and should get even better with bottle age. – P.J.C.
2017 ‘Sanford & Benedict Vineyard’ Chardonnay– 94 Points ‘Years Best’
A complex old-vine chardonnay, this delivers a litany of flavors with spritzy precision: white flowers and sea air, lime, salt, fennel frond and white peach, jasmine, acacia and smoke, to name just a few. They yield to a finish that’s soft, yellow and creamy, like lemon curd and diatomaceous earth, and like the light at Sanford & Benedict when the fog lifts, around noon. – P.J.C