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Jeb Dunnuck gives our 2016 Vintage rave reviews!

Jeb Dunnuck gives our 2016 Vintage rave reviews!

2016 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard- 96 Points The 2016 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard comes from a terrific site just outside of Santa Maria. It has more citrus and minerality, with some marine oyster shell notes, medium to full body, gorgeous acidity, and a layered, seamless texture. This is fabulous stuff all the way and […]

Jeb Dunnuck scores our 2015 Vintage!

Jeb Dunnuck scores our 2015 Vintage!

2015 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard- 92 Points “The 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard is racy and ultra-fresh, with notes of citrus, salt block, white peach and hints of spice in its medium-bodied, surprisingly concentrated and textured personality. It’s a beautiful Chardonnay that’s going to hit prime time in another year (or so) and keep […]

The Daily Meal Named Chanin one of the best wineries in America

The Daily Meal Named Chanin one of the best wineries in America

30. Chanin Wine Co., Los Alamos, Calif.    Read article here Gavin Chanin, who learned the winemaker’s art working with Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat (No. 4) and Bob Lindquist of Qupé (No. 25), also logging time at wineries in New Zealand and South Africa, makes what John Tilson of The Underground Wineletter calls […]

Food & Wine- Named Chanin as one of Santa Barbara’s Producers to look for!

Food & Wine- Named Chanin as one of Santa Barbara’s Producers to look for!

  Food & Wine mentioned Chanin as one the producers to look for in Santa Barbara.  Read article here May 12, 2017

The Underground Wineletter ‘s John Tilson Applauds the 2014 Chanin Wines

The Underground Wineletter ‘s John Tilson Applauds the 2014 Chanin Wines

From the Underground Wine Letter by John Tilson… “The 2014 wines from Chanin and Lutum are a great success and reflect the vintage. As compared with earlier vintages, they are true to form and beautifully balanced with great purity and lots of finesse. The wines are made with the Lutum wines de-stemmed and the Chanin […]

Chanin named in the Top 100 wineries , second year in row, by Wine & Spirits!

Chanin named in the Top 100 wineries , second year in row, by Wine & Spirits!

For the second year in a  row, Chanin Wine has been named one of Wine & Spirits’ top 100 wineries  

Wine & Spirits rates two Chanin 2014 wines as Year’s Best!

Wine & Spirits rates two Chanin 2014 wines as Year’s Best!

  Luke Sykora of Wine & Spirits recently rated two Chanin wines as exceptional with a rating of 91 each. 2014 Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay- 91  ” Since 2008 Gavin Chanin has his made Bien Nacid0 chardonnay from a single block planted in 1973.  The mature vines responded well to warm 2014 […]

Decanter includes Chanin 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay in its California edition- September 2016

Decanter includes Chanin 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay in its California edition- September 2016

” Gavin Chanin, one of the state’s hot young winemakers, worked at Au Bon Climat and founded his own brand in Santa Barbara County in 2007 when he was only 21. He makes Pinot Noir but his gift is for Chardonnay – like this one from the oldest block in a famous vineyard. It’s rich […]

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 […]

Wine Enthusiast rates the 2014 Chanin Wines!

Wine Enthusiast rates the 2014 Chanin Wines!

2014 Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir – 95 points /Editor’s choice – $50 “Gavin Chanin is expert at showing off individual vineyards, which is most evident in this bottling from a less iconic, larger site. Baked cherry, allspice, raw beef and light bay leaf show on the nose, while the palate carries ripe strawberry and […]

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