2016 Reserve Chardonnay, Bien Nacido

2016 Reserve Chardonnay, Bien Nacido

Regular price $38.00

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 

"Fresh Meyer lemon peel and lime are drizzled atop pear brioche, nut cream and oak on the nose of this expressive, fresh bottling from an Ojai-based winery. It's tightly wound on the palate with fresh honeysuckle and light white peach flavors, finishing with a chalky grip." - Matt Kettman 

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Appellation: Santa Maria Valley

Vineyard: Bien Nacido

Alcohol by Volume: 12.9%

pH: 3.32

Cases Produced: 111

Aging: Barrel aged 11 months, 40% new French oak

Tasting Notes: Citrus blossom and jasmine balance the rich aromas of cut hay, sweet oak, and hazelnut shell. On the palate pear tart and lemon rind evolve into a finish of citrus sorbet and crème brûlée.

Pairing Suggestions: Dungeness crab, baked Brie with Habanero Ojai Jelly, roasted chicken.