‘Wine & Spirits’ on Chanin Chardonnay
Please check out Luke Sykora’s post about balanced Chardonnay. He discussed some of our favorites: Lioco, Ceritas, Sandi and also says some very good things about ours!
“In the end, Gavin Chanin’s 2009 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay was, in my mind, the wine of the tasting: elegant, savory, crystalline and composed. The last thing I wanted to do with it was start unraveling it into a cocktail of fruit descriptors. The stats? Picked at 22.8 Brix, finished at 12.8 percent alcohol. The grapes came from Bien Nacido’s W Block, one of the oldest chardonnay plantings in Santa Barbara.”– Luke Sykora