- INTERNATIONAL WINEREPORT: "This fantastic Chardonnay is from the heralded Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Winemaker Gavin Chanin picked the grapes across 4 days to achieve ideal ripeness and it reflects beautifully in the wine. The 2014 is very crisp and clean with lovely aromas of lemon, green apple, melon, fresh mineral, white peach and spring flowers, which resonate through the wine. This elegant Chardonnay displays a wonderful texture and is beautifully balanced with gorgeous acidity leading up to the vibrant finish. This can certainly benefit from additional bottle age and it will be a pleasure to watch evolve over the next decade."
- 95 Punkte VINOUS Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Chardonnay Bien Nacido is all about precision, class and nuance. Even with all of the richness of the year coming through, the Bien Nacido retains superb precision and detail. The oily, waxy feel only adds to the wine's weight and overall texture. Chanin's Bien Nacido emerges from Chardonnay grafted onto Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in 1973 in the W-Block."
- 94 Punkte DECANTER: "Twenty-three barrels were made of this, with the declared aim of creating an anti-blockbuster. Gentle woodsmoke frames vivid but cool fruit, showing notes of crunchy yellow plum and tart but ripe yellow apple. With just a little more air the smoke attains a creamy tinge of vanilla. The body remains slender but packs a punch of fruit and flavour, and lots of concentration. Made for the long run."
Last but not least wurde dieser Weine in die Liste der WINE & SPIRITS ?years best Chardonnays? gewählt: ?Since 2008, Gavin Chanin has made his Bien Nacido chardonnay from a single block planted in 1973 (it was originally planted as own-rooted riesling; later, chardonnay was grafted onto those old riesling roots). The mature vines responded well to a warm 2014 vintage, growing a chardonnay with an earthen persistence. Oak gives the wine?s subtle flavors of white peach and corn silk a satiny feel at first, before acidity brings firmness to the finish.?
|Wine Enthusiast:||95 WE|
|Region:||Santa Maria Valley|
|Lage/Bezeichnung:||Bien Nacido Vineyard|
|% vol Alk:||13,1|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||The grapes were harvested on four separate days to achieve ideal ripeness?September 1, 2, 4 and 17. Each lot was pressed and directly put into French oak barrels (10% new) to ferment. The wine stayed there for 12 months on its lies and was then racked and lightly fined before being bottled unfiltered in December 2015. Tasting Note: This wine is pale straw in color with aromas of toasted hazelnuts and sea breeze. On the palate, there?s a striking acidity and crispness, laced with textural richness and a power that leads to a juicy finish. Cases Produced: 642 Faming: Sustainable Vine age: 44 years Soil: Gravel & Limestone|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Flint Wines Ltd, 16 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA, Großbritannien|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Chanin Wines, 300 N 12th St, Ste 1c, 93436 Lompoc, USA|