Chanin, Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 Santa Barbara County

16.5

Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning at 22.9 Brix. They were pressed and directly put into French oak barrels (10% new) to ferment. The wine stayed there for 14 months on its lees and was then racked and lightly fined before being bottled unfiltered in March 2019.
Rather an intriguing nose – nicely composed and integrated with a lightly spicy character. Real texture to this wine even if it's not – quite – as savoury as white burgundy. Lots to chew on.

Producer
Chanin
Cuvée
Los Alamos Vineyard
Grape variety
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Region
Country
Colour
White
Alcohol
12.5%
Score
16.5
When to drink
2021
2025
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£44 RRP imported by Flint Wines