Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2019

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
WA 94
WE 94
JD 93
AG 92
13.5% ABV
Item # 342779

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750ml
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94+ points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Chardonnay Estate comes from own-rooted vines planted in 1973. It was barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in oak and six months in stainless. It's scented of golden apples, dried hay and roasted almonds, and the palate has expansive, honeyed fruits with gently tangy acidity and glossy spices from its 40% to 45% new oak, finishing long and energetic. Drink: 2022-2030. (Mar 2022)"

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)"
94+ points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2019 Chardonnay Estate comes from own-rooted vines planted in 1973. It was barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in oak and six months in stainless. It's scented of golden apples, dried hay and roasted almonds, and the palate has expansive, honeyed fruits with gently tangy acidity and glossy spices from its 40% to 45% new oak, finishing long and energetic. Drink: 2022-2030. (Mar 2022)"

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)"
Product SKU 342779
Producer Bien Nacido Estate
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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