Big Basin Coastview Chardonnay 2015
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.
|Aging||13 months in French oak followed by 4 months in stainless steel tanks
|Region||Monterey County, Central Coast, California