Gavin Chanin named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list
Gavin Chanin is named in Forbes’ list of “30 Under 30” top achievers. “Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, human rights activist Ronan Farrow and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are people to watch,” according to Forbes magazine’s list of top-achieving people under age 30. “Winemaker Gavin Chanin, 25, who has been making wines since […]
Chanin named Top 100 Wineries in the World for the 5th Time!
Chanin named one of the Top 100 wineries in 2021, our Fifth time receiving this honor!
Decanter Scored our 2018 Vintage!
2018 “Los Alamos Vineyard” Chardonnay – 93 Points “The nose is dominated by orange rind and starfruit with a subtle note of struck flint behind. The palate is rich, beaming and wide, exuding the sunshine and sandy soils that define this site. The Los Alamos Vineyard bottling is typically the most tropical, flashy and forward of […]
Chanin Named Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries!
2018 ‘Los Alamos Vineyard’ Chardonnay – 94 Points ‘Years Best Chardonnay’ ‘Tasting Gavin Chanin’s majestic chardonnay bottling from Los Alamos is like standing on a hilltop in that vineyard and letting the sea spray imperceptibly coat your lips. Beneath the cinnamon spice and the citrus brightness is a kind of bracing, briny green sensation, reminding […]
Vinous Loved Our 2018 Vintage!
‘Gavin Chanin’s 2018’s are some of his best wines ever. Each wine is on point and exquisite. Readers will note the addition of two new wines: a Syrah and a Reserve Pinot Noir from Durell. As always, the wines are incredibly transparent to site. The Pinots see a bit of whole cluster influence, which adds […]
98 Points! 2018 ‘Sanford & Benedict Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
Not enough can be said about the quality consistently being produced by Gavin Chanin, and he’s produced some of the top wines of 2018. Pulling primarily from sites like Bien Nacido, Los Alamos, and Sanford & Benedict, Gavin’s wines are always exceedingly elegant, with bright acidity, yet they also have depth, length, and a sense […]
Wine & Spirits ‘Year’s Best Pinots’!
91 Points- 2017 Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir This is youthful and intriguing, with notes of tanbark, pine, frond and grainy strawberry, and a amaro-like tannic bitterness. Unresolved for now-as is typical of Chanin’s wines-this needs time in the cellar- P.J.C 93 Points- 2017 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir This feels cool and clean, with […]
Jeb Dunnuck LOVED our 2017 vintage!
2017 Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay- 92 Points Starting out, the 2017 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard comes from the sandy soils of the Los Alamos region and spent 15 months in 10% new French oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a gorgeous bouquet of caramelized stone fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and brioche. Rich, medium-bodied, […]
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 […]
Robert Parker’s, The Wine Advocate scores our 2017 Vintage!
Robert Parkers, The Wine Advocate 2017 Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay- 92 Points The 2017 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard, made using 15% new oak, has an open nose of toast, hazelnut and river stone with quince, warm white peach, honeycomb, honeysuckle and citrus peel. Light to medium-bodied, it has a wonderful core of warm, savory accented […]