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Chamisal Vineyards Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
93
JD
92
WE
90
WS
93
JD
Rated 93 by Jeb Dunnuck
A brilliant wine, the 2016 Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills comes from a handful of top vineyards (Peake Ranch, Zotovich, La Rinconada, etc.) and spent 13 months in 35% new French oak. It boasts a vibrant gold color as well as terrific notes of white flowers, apple blossoms, citrus, and notable salty, mineral-like subtleties. Clean, medium-bodied, fresh, and focused on the palate, with both richness and freshness, drink it over the coming 5-7 years. ... More details

Chamisal Vineyards Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2016 750ml

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Professional Ratings
93
JD
92
WE
90
WS
93
JD
Rated 93 by Jeb Dunnuck
A brilliant wine, the 2016 Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills comes from a handful of top vineyards (Peake Ranch, Zotovich, La Rinconada, etc.) and spent 13 months in 35% new French oak. It boasts a vibrant gold color as well as terrific notes of white flowers, apple blossoms, citrus, and notable salty, mineral-like subtleties. Clean, medium-bodied, fresh, and focused on the palate, with both richness and freshness, drink it over the coming 5-7 years.
92
WE
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast
Fresh and bright aromas of wild lime, chilled melon, Meyer lemon rind and a bit of toast make for a very inviting nose. With this bottling, the Edna Valley-based winery is branching out to other regions. The palate is tightly woven with zippy, sharp acidity, showing flavors of pomelo and Asian pear.
90
WS
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
Offers a rich, spicy aroma, featuring concentrated Fuji apple and Asian pear flavors. Zesty midpalate, with a mineral-filled finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,680 cases made.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
Overview
Rated 93 - A brilliant wine, the 2016 Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills comes from a handful of top vineyards (Peake Ranch, Zotovich, La Rinconada, etc.) and spent 13 months in 35% new French oak. It boasts a vibrant gold color as well as terrific notes of white flowers, apple blossoms, citrus, and notable salty, mineral-like subtleties. Clean, medium-bodied, fresh, and focused on the palate, with both richness and freshness, drink it over the coming 5-7 years.
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Varietal: Chardonnay

Despite having its origins in western France, Chardonnay's immense popularity and flexibility quickly meant that before long, there wasn't a wine producing country in the world which wasn't investing in this fascinating and versatile grape varietal. Today, Chardonnays manage to win fine wine competitions and satisfy supermarket shoppers simultaneously, due to the fact that this grape varietal can take on many characteristics and features of where it is grown and how it is handled. Indeed, this green skinned grape is renowned for not having so much unique flavor within the fruit, but is very sensitive to the features of the terroir it is grown in, as well as to aging As such, it isn't unusual to find bottles of single variety Chardonnay wine described as holding notes of white stone, mountain waters, or other such geological features alongside the more predictable fruit descriptions This makes Chardonnay grape varietal wines an exciting world to delve into – full of surprises, full of delights.
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Region: California

California has long been the New World's most important and prodigious wine producing regions, with a history which stretches back to the 18th century and the Spanish pioneers who settled here. Today, California produces vast quantities of wine, and if it were a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine on earth. Despite experiencing many problems in the mid 20th century, including a very serious blight which almost crippled the state's wine industry, the ideal terroir and excellent climate ensured that Californian wines soon became the envy of the New World once again. California produces a vast range of wines, and utilizes a long list of fine grape varietals, with many wineries and their produce more closely resembling those of France and other Old World countries in regards to character, practices and flavors
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Appellation: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.
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green-grapes.svg

Varietal: Chardonnay

Despite having its origins in western France, Chardonnay's immense popularity and flexibility quickly meant that before long, there wasn't a wine producing country in the world which wasn't investing in this fascinating and versatile grape varietal. Today, Chardonnays manage to win fine wine competitions and satisfy supermarket shoppers simultaneously, due to the fact that this grape varietal can take on many characteristics and features of where it is grown and how it is handled. Indeed, this green skinned grape is renowned for not having so much unique flavor within the fruit, but is very sensitive to the features of the terroir it is grown in, as well as to aging As such, it isn't unusual to find bottles of single variety Chardonnay wine described as holding notes of white stone, mountain waters, or other such geological features alongside the more predictable fruit descriptions This makes Chardonnay grape varietal wines an exciting world to delve into – full of surprises, full of delights.
barrel.svg

Region: California

California has long been the New World's most important and prodigious wine producing regions, with a history which stretches back to the 18th century and the Spanish pioneers who settled here. Today, California produces vast quantities of wine, and if it were a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine on earth. Despite experiencing many problems in the mid 20th century, including a very serious blight which almost crippled the state's wine industry, the ideal terroir and excellent climate ensured that Californian wines soon became the envy of the New World once again. California produces a vast range of wines, and utilizes a long list of fine grape varietals, with many wineries and their produce more closely resembling those of France and other Old World countries in regards to character, practices and flavors
field.svg

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottleandglass.svg

Appellation: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.