2018 Diatom Chardonnay Bar-M


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Los Olivos District
Drink between 2019 - 2023 (Edit)
CT91 56 reviews
Label borrowed from 2019
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • mitiman2003 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 23, 2021 - Pale yellow color with excellent clarity. Green apples, honeydew melon, and a hint of fresh celery on the nose. Peach, green apple, lime, and pleasing mineral notes on the palate. Minimal oak, with crisp acidity, and very well balanced. Excellent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JanGins wrote:

    January 9, 2021 - Don’t but again

  • WineGeek1989 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 8, 2021 - On the nose- Fresh green apple, citrus blossom, peach, pineapple, pears, nectarine, passion fruit, fresh lime, crushed rock, white flowers, cream

    On the palate- Fresh green apple and citrus blossom, peach and pineapple, pears and nectarine, passion fruit and fresh lime, crushed rock and white flowers with a hint of cream on the finish. The finish is big and lush and rip but has good acid and minerality to pull everything together. This wine is big and broad with great fruit but nice acidity and is drinking great now but could age another 3-5 years if not longer with no problem at all

  • wineotim wrote: 89 points

    December 27, 2020 - On the first day this was disappointing for its flat and flabby mid-palate. On the second day it comes alive, vibrant, sharp acidity, stony minerality, clean and dry finish. Bugundian or even Chablis style of Chard.

  • seijaro wrote: 87 points

    December 12, 2020 - We didn't like it nearly as much as the community seems to... we found it shallow and without a lot of Chard tastes. In fact, we abandoned it after two glasses.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Diatom
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bar-M
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Los Olivos District
  • UPC Codes 858334007529, 858372007529

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 423 (55%)
  • Consumed 352 (45%)

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96% Like It  25 votes

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