2014 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 18, 2019 - Previously tried a bit over two years ago, this was my first from bottle. Floral, citrus, tropical fruits and a slight touch of oak on the nose. Medium bodied with orchard fruits upfront and then a beautiful mid-body with expressive tropical fruit notes mixed with creaminess and then contrasted with lemon, lime and citrus notes on the backside. Overall, felt much better integrated than previously, with the mid-body balance in particular being standout. Lengthy finish with a lot of mineral/saline notes. This wine has really come together quite well and should be able to continue to positively evolve along these lines over the next couple of years. Next bottle for me in June/July 2020.

  • juneau bob wrote:

    June 15, 2019 - WE rated this 95. No wonder it tastes so good. Thick and rich, a real mouthful of flavor.

  • Angus Vin 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 ..

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  • 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.


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

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


  • 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 16 (6%)
  • In Cellars 115 (42%)
  • Consumed 142 (52%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

salmon, chicken, pork

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  16 votes

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