White

2014 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Vinterest Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 7, 2019 - Stunning. Perfectly crafted Cali chard. Impeccably balance and poise. Cellar as much as you can

  • anthroman Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 21, 2018 - I don't drink much CA chardonnay but this was my kind of wine. Stony and citrussy on the nose with a really inviting smokiness lurking behind. Waxy on the palate with stone fruits and salted butter. Everything is there but everything is also very balanced. I picked up this bottle for under $40 and am really pleased with the QPR. Highly recommended! Edit: I liked this more at a slightly warmer temperature.

  • fedro Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 6, 2018 - fabulous chard - new world but lean
    fruit forward but elegant with underlying salinity
    to be repeated ..

  • Derek Darth Taster Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 26, 2018 - At home in Sonoma.
    Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aroams of honey coated nuts, salty minerality, stony minerality, yellow Chrysanthemum flowers. Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol (13.1%), medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of salty butter, stony minerality, hazelnuts, citrus lemon curd, orange rind, golden apples. Long satisfying finish.
    Outstanding quality. Almost a perfect example of how good an oaked Chardonnay can be. Rich and creamy yet keeping it all together with tight acidity without any sensation of flabbiness or fat.
    Drink now and over next few years.

  • AB16 Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 28, 2018 - Light golden color, Pure fruit on the nose with hints of honey suckle on the nose. medium weight with nice viscosity that is lightened by wonderful acid and lemon curd. This is a well-balanced wine and a great food beverage.

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Decanter

  • By Anne Krebiehl MW
    Premium Cali Golden State Tasting, 5/13/2018 (link)

    (Chanin, Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley, California, USA, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    3/14/2017 (link)

    (Chanin, Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: On the Road, Continued... (Sep 2016), 9/1/2016 (link)

    (Chanin Wine Chardonnay Bien Nacido Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Chanin
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 135 (54%)
  • Consumed 111 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

salmon, chicken, pork

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