• Big Basin Coastview Chardonnay 2015 94 x 2

    Big Basin Coastview Chardonnay 2015

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    94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    94pts & Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

    "Readers who can find the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is terrific." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    We're thinking a brunch of eggs Benedict with a lemon hollandaise. Poached salmon with that same hollandaise for dinner or lunch. Fried buttermilk chicken with roasted potatoes and honey glazed carrots too. That about wraps it up.

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "The 2015 Chardonnay Coastview Vineyard is deep, plush and super-expressive, all while retaining terrific energy. Lemon peel, flowers, slate and pear notes are pushed forward. I would give the 2015 at least six months in bottle, as it is very tight at this stage. Even so, the 2015 has a distinctly phenolic, saline feel. Drink date: 2018 - 2023." Aug 2017

    Winery:  "The wine possesses a strong varietal character on the nose with notes of crushed flowers, Meyer lemon & orange zest, pineapple guava and crushed rocks. On the palate, the fine-grained texture and beautiful body is balanced by a strong sense of minerality and vibrant acidity. Notes of flowers, citrus zest and crushed rocks echo the nose and lead to a long, unfolding finish with terrific length and complexity.

    Bottle
    750ml, cork        
    Varietal Chardonnay
    Alcohol 
    14.2%
    Aging 13 months in French oak followed by 4 months in stainless steel tanks
    Region Monterey County, Central Coast, California