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Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2015

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.

Vintage: 2015

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.

Tasting:

    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.

Santa Barbara Winery tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara, California
Photo from Santa Barbara Winery.

Comments: Learn more about the Santa Barbara Winery and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.7%

Closure: Artificial (plastic) corkk.

UPC Code: 0 87951 02333 3

Imported by: NA