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Chanin named Top 100 Wineries in the World for the 5th Time!

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!

Chanin Named Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries!

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 […]

Wine & Spirits ‘Year’s Best Pinots’!

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 […]

All three of our 2017 Chardonnays made ‘Years Best’ by Wine & Spirits!

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Chanin Named in Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries

Chanin Named in Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries

We are honored to be among great company in the 2015 list of Top 100 Wineries!

Wine & Spirits Names Three Chanin Wines in “Year’s Best” Issue

Wine & Spirits Names Three Chanin Wines in “Year’s Best” Issue

We’re honored to have three of our wines listed in the April issue of Wine & Spirits magazine’s “Year’s Best Pinot Noir.” 2013 Los Alamos Pinot Noir- 93 pts “Herbal aromas and a light, rosy hue predict this wine’s delicacy. Gavin Chanin harvested the fruit from sandy vineyard quite early in 2013- August 31-capturing pinot […]

Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict Chardonnays Make Wine & Spirits’ “Year’s Best” list

Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict Chardonnays Make Wine & Spirits’ “Year’s Best” list

We’re honored to have our 2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay and our 2012 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay on Wine & Spirits magazine’s list of “Year’s Best Chardonnay” in the October 2014 issue. 2011 Chanin Bien Nacido Chardonnay- 94 pts   A cool, wet year and aggressive triage left Gavin Chanin with about 20 percent of the […]

Wine & Spirits gives 2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay 94 Points

Wine & Spirits gives 2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay 94 Points

Wine & Spirits magazine recently reviewed the 2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay in the April issue, giving it a score of 94 points! See below for the full review.   2011 Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vyd. Chardonnay A cool, wet year and aggressive triage left Gavin CHanin with about 20 percent of the fruit he normally […]

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