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2017 CHARDONNAY, Bien Nacido Vineyard

2017 CHARDONNAY, Bien Nacido Vineyard

This "Well Born" single vineyard Chardonnay from the iconic Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Barbara County is elegantly balanced between fruity and rich, and buttery and oaky flavors.

The wine critics love this wine too. International Wine Review scored this wine at 91 points an said, "This well-made, California-style Chardonnay from one of California's iconic vineyards. It's fruit rich, creamy in texture, and packed with flavor.  Very fragrant with hints of yellow fruit, honeysuckle, and marzipan. Creamy smooth on the attack, the palate reveals mango, lemon curd, and creme brulee with notes of toasty oak. Finishes very long and rich with good fruit-acid balance. Fermented and aged on the lees 10 months in 50% new French oak with 50% malo."

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Featured Recipes:

Quick and Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
♦ Ahi Avocado Salad with Ponzu

Bien Nacido Vineyards in the News:

♦ Named as one of "California's Grand Cru Chardonnay Vineyards" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
♦ Listed as one of "The Five California Vineyards You Need to Know" in The Wall Street Journal

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Wine Specs
100% Chardonnay
Santa Barbara
Harvest Date
September 28, 2017
6.6 g/L
Fermented and aged 10 months sur lie in Burgundian French oak barrels, 50% new oak and 50% undergoing malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
September 5, 2018
Residual Sugar
1.8 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A classic California-style Chardonnay with tropical aromas of pineapple, guava, and hints of almond leading to enticing flavors of ripe banana and hints of toast, with bright acidity, a balanced mouthfeel, and round finish.
Vineyard Notes
Bien Nacido Vineyard is an iconic American vineyard located in the Santa Maria Valley along the Central California coast, which has been producing highly acclaimed wines for over 40 years. It has been named one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine,a nd one of the top Grand Cru vineyards in California by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Winemaker Notes
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall - a welcome end to the 4-years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occurred under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. A short but intense heat wave during the first part of September brought brix levels up dramatically and winemakers waited for the pH, acids, flavor and color development in the grapes to catch up to sugar accumulation. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
An excellent full-bodied wine to pair with chicken cordon bleu, lobster bisque, or crab cakes
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Lauren R
(Mar 20, 2020 at 12:35 AM)
Delicious! I don’t usually like white wine, but this is a delightfully rich, smooth, fruity, and buttery. - Vivino Review

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