94 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$45 list] Seared lemon peel, light peach and tart citrus-flesh aromas fire up the nose of this brisk bottling. The palate clings to a chalky, tense frame, which provides a textural balance to the fresh Meyer lemon flavor. Alcohol 13.5%. (Mar 2022)"
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$45 list] Spice, flinty minerality, stone fruits, and a hint of gunpowder all emerge from the 2019 Chardonnay, a medium-bodied, vibrant Chardonnay offering classic Bien Nacido minerality, salinity, and character. It has some background oak, but the balance is spot on, as is the purity of fruit. It has lots to love today, yet it’s going to continue to deliver the goods over the coming 7-8 years. Drink: 2021-2029. (8/26/21)"
92 points Antonio Galloni, MW (Vinous): "The 2019 Chardonnay Estate Bien Nacido Vineyard is a bit tightly wound at this stage, likely a reflection of its recent bottling. Bright citrus and floral accents give the 2019 an attractive upper register to match its mid-weight personality. I very much like the energy here. Let's see what time brings. Drink: 2022-2029. (Oct 2021)"
|Producer||Bien Nacido Estate|
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|