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Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2015

Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2015

Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.7%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Santa Barbara Winery

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Fresh and crisp with lemon and lime notes. Not buttery or heavy. Pair with pasta alfredo.

Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin.

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This Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on May 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Medium lemon coloured with pronounced aromas of apple, pear, pineapple, toast, vanilla, caramel covered bananas, lemon custard and a touch of floral perfume. Pronounced flavours of caramel apple, lemon curd, pink grapefruit, pineapple, toast, oaky wood vanilla and hint of white pepper heat at the end. Medium plus acidity and body with a rich long finish. Off dry (7g/L). This can age 2 to 5 years. Will accompany creamy chicken pasta, seafood and shellfish exquisitely.
91 points - November 2017
Wineboy rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lovely well-crafted Cali Chardonnay. Perfectly styled to appeal to many Chardonnay lovers. Has some buttery textures - but not too much. Has some power - but not too much. Lots of fruit - but not too much. I enjoyed it immensely but it won't scream to be noticed, but will silently accent your meal and evening.
Santa Barbara Winery is one of the best known wineries in Santa Barbara County producing solid and consistent-style Chardonnay. The 2015 vintage is fresh apple fruity, crisp and with great acidity and lemon curd texture and a touch of spice. Easy to drink. Great to have on its own our with seafood and cream sauces. - Community Wine Reviews

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