2009 Ojai Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • ChaineMatt Likes this wine: (87 points)

    June 18, 2013 - This wine seems to be fading already, it was a bit flabby, and the fruit faded a bit in the glass with each pour, in other words, in only 10 or 15 minutes. Drink it now. Tropical fruits, a bit of creamy oak but not too much. Low in acidity. Nose had good spice.

  • ChaineMatt wrote: flawed

    May 20, 2013 - Bitter backbone, caramel flavors suggest this bottle is either past or got baked. Cork got stuck but did come out clean eventually. Tropical fruits were muted. An opulent style, honeyed, oak in the background. Low acidity. Perhaps another bottle will show better, but this wine could be aging quickly.

  • nectar14 wrote: (91 points)

    September 8, 2012 - Leesy and well focused. Good acidity carries flavors of lemon, apple, and honey. Would buy again.

  • mdfuller Likes this wine: (89 points)

    August 14, 2012 - middle of the road ... nothing spectacular but nothing to disappoint ... drink and enjoy

  • mdfuller Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 23, 2012 - not quite as good as the Melville ... just a bit less interesting; very drinkable and enjoyable, but not much to differentiate it from others

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Ojai Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard) Light yellow color; apple, tart pear nose; apple, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Ojai
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 59 (32%)
  • Consumed 123 (68%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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