2015 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido

2015 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido

Regular price $34.00
Grown in a sandy loam soil profile in the hills to the East of Santa Maria, this wine is reminiscent of a Grand Cru Chablis or Macon and not at all of the California style of buttery and oaky Chardonnay. Half of the wine was aged in a stainless steel tank while the other half was fermented and aged in French oak, 20% new. An intricate mineral and stone aroma lift the nose with lemon curd, citrus blossom, lilac, lily, and persimmon. The palate is light and playful with pear, delicate cheese, apple, limestone, chalk, and refreshing acidity.