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2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay makes Wine and Spirits’ Years Best Chardonnay list!

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 […]

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate scores the 2014 vintage

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate scores the 2014 vintage

We are pleased to share our 2014 vintage scores with you! “Pulling from top sites in Santa Barbara County (Los Alamos, Santa Maria and the Sta. Rita Hills), winemaker Gavin Chanin makes incredibly balanced, elegant and pure wines that are always up with the creme de la creme in a vintage. His 2014’s across the […]

MSN names Chanin Wine Co. in top 100 wineries!

MSN names Chanin Wine Co. in top 100 wineries!

19. Chanin Wine Co., Lompoc, Calif. Gavin Chanin, who learned the winemaker’s art working with Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat and Bob Lindqvist of Qupé, also logging time at wineries in New Zealand and South Africa, makes what John Tilson of The Underground Wineletter calls simply “wonderful pinot noir and chardonnay.” These aren’t high-alcohol, heavily oaked wines. […]

Two Chanin Wines Make “Year’s Best” List

Two Chanin Wines Make “Year’s Best” List

I’m proud to announce that two of our 2013 wines made Wine & Spirits Magazine’s “Year’s Best Pinot Noir” issue. They tasted over 1,100 Pinots for this small list of top wines. On top of that, our 2013 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir was THE highest scoring Pinot on the list with 95 points. […]

Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir Makes Top 100 List!

Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir Makes Top 100 List!

We’re thrilled to be among great company on the International Wine Report’s list of “Top 100 Wines of 2015,” where the 2013 Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir makes the list at #38 with 94 points. To see the full list of wines, click here.

Los Alamos Chardonnay Makes Best 50 Wines Under $50

Los Alamos Chardonnay Makes Best 50 Wines Under $50

We’re honored to have the 2013 Los Alamos Chardonnay among the list of “The Best 50 Wines Under $50” on Bloomberg! Click here to read the full line up. 2013 Chanin Wine Company Los Alamos Chardonnay Young Turk Gavin Chanin helped pioneer a new restrained style of Chardonnay. This one is creamy textured and citrus-y.

Grape Collective’s Dorothy Gaiter Interviews Gavin

Grape Collective’s Dorothy Gaiter Interviews Gavin

Dorothy Gaiter, former wine columnist for the Wall St. Journal, wrote a great piece on Gavin’s background and his current projects for GrapeCollective.com. Gavin Chanin grew up in the Studio City section of Los Angeles but he lives, so to speak, at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Consider his audition: Bill Price, the former […]

Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir- 95 Points!

Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir- 95 Points!

We’re honored to receive one of the highest scores yet for the 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir in the December issue of Wine & Spirits! 2013 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir—95 pts “…a tight, monumental pinot noir with bracing acidity and tannic gravitas. Yet miraculously, an abundance of fruit springs up out of […]

Eater.com Lists Top Ten Somm Recommended Wines for the Holidays

Eater.com Lists Top Ten Somm Recommended Wines for the Holidays

Eater.com asks sommeliers across the country for their holiday wine recommendations. We’re honored to have the 2013 Bien Nacido Chardonnay recommend by Cappie Peete of McCrady’s in Charleston, SC.   10) Cappie Peete, McCrady’s, Charleston Wine: Chanin, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, California, 2013   Peete: “To a holiday dinner I would bring Chanin […]

Guy Bower Interviews Gavin on The Good Life Show

Guy Bower Interviews Gavin on The Good Life Show

Guy Bower of The Good Life Show on KNSS 1330 interviewed Gavin on his latest releases, the wine business and both his Chanin and Lutum labels. Click here to listen to the full interview! http://media.knssradio.com/a/111545514/the-good-life-show-12-05-15.htm  

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