Antonio Galloni of Vinous Called our 2020 Chardonnay’s Brilliant!
Gavin Chanin presented a compelling set of 2020s. The Chardonnay’s in particular are brilliant. Chanin describes 2020 as a year of two vintages: before the heat and after. Like so many of his colleagues, Chanin dealt with an extremely condensed harvest, as 80% of the fruit came in over just four days at the end […]
Jeb Dunnuck called our 2020 Vintage “Straight-Up brilliant across the board”
These latest releases from Gavin Chanin are pretty much straight-up brilliant across the board. Gavin pulls from some of the top sites in Santa Barbara County and favors a little bit of stems depending on the vineyard and aging in mostly neutral barrels. These are pure, classic, incredibly impressive wines that offer plenty of enjoyment […]
Chain has been named Top 100 Wineries in the World, for the 6th Time!
Chanin named one of the TOP 100 Wineries in 2022, our Sixth time receiving this honorable recognition!
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 […]
Jeb Dunnuck Scores our 2019 Vintage!
2019 ‘Los Alamos Vineyard’ Chardonnay– 94 Points Boasting a killer bouquet of reductive stone fruits, lemon, chalky minerality, and toast, the 2019 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard is medium-bodied and has flawless balance as well as clean, integrated acidity. Brought up in just 15% new French oak, it’s unfortunate that there are a scant 485 cases […]
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, […]