Tyler Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2018

Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
DE 95
AG 94
12.8% ABV
Item # 339292

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$66.95
750ml
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95 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Tyler Winery is fortunate to have access to some of the most prized fruit in Santa Barbara County, and none more-so than the original, own-rooted Chardonnay vines at Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. This is as definitive, complex, and pleasurable as it gets for Chardonnay from this vineyard, showing a combination of stone and orchard fruits melded with a taught, firm, mineral structure, all framed with an earthy, moss-like note. Aged for 10 months in 500l barrique, 15% of it new. Drinking Window: 2022-2040. (Jul 2020)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is one of the most elegant and refined wines in the Tyler range. White flowers, mint, citrus confit, sage and white orchard fruit. Justin Willet did a terrific job capturing all of the character of S&B in this very pretty and expressive Chardonnay. The 2018 is beautifully perfumed, but it also has terrific presence, with plenty of bright, saline notes to play off its natural richness. Drink: 2021-2028. (Aug 2020)"
95 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Tyler Winery is fortunate to have access to some of the most prized fruit in Santa Barbara County, and none more-so than the original, own-rooted Chardonnay vines at Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. This is as definitive, complex, and pleasurable as it gets for Chardonnay from this vineyard, showing a combination of stone and orchard fruits melded with a taught, firm, mineral structure, all framed with an earthy, moss-like note. Aged for 10 months in 500l barrique, 15% of it new. Drinking Window: 2022-2040. (Jul 2020)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is one of the most elegant and refined wines in the Tyler range. White flowers, mint, citrus confit, sage and white orchard fruit. Justin Willet did a terrific job capturing all of the character of S&B in this very pretty and expressive Chardonnay. The 2018 is beautifully perfumed, but it also has terrific presence, with plenty of bright, saline notes to play off its natural richness. Drink: 2021-2028. (Aug 2020)"
Product SKU 339292
Producer Tyler
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 12.8%
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