Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT buy and we ENJOYED it with the fish dinner.
Producer/Winery: Santa Barbara Winery; Santa Barbara, California.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay.
Geographic Appellation: Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.
Price: $12.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California..
Paired With: Baked red snapper with mustard creole breading, oven fried potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts.
Chilled before drinking. Oat straw color with a slight gold tint. Toasty oak, vanilla and a little tropical fruit, almond blossom and smokiness in the aroma. Creamy, but slight acidic zip and medium body. Citrus, peach and pear flavors and a long slightly lemony finish that closes quite creamy, but at the very end you are left with a lingering suggestion of ginger. MUCH BETTER than the strong oak, butter & vanilla California Chardonnay of the 1980’s & 1990’s, but not even close to a garden variety White Burgundy. We enjoy drinking local wines when we’re in Southern California and this Santa Barbara Chardonnay is a very positive step toward the “New California Chardonnays,” that are clean, crisp and unoaked. An EXCELLENT buy and we ENJOYED it with the fish dinner.
Alcohol Content: 13.7%
Closure: Artificial (plastic) corkk.
UPC Code: 0 87951 02333 3
Imported by: NA