Los Alisos Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2007
With a ripe, rich, tropical and creamy texture, our Chardonnay displays characteristics that are the hallmark of the Los Alamos Valley winegrowing region. Produced from grapes that come from cool-climate, sandy hillside and benchland sites, our Chardonnay is vinified using traditional Burgundian techniques including barrel fermentation, full malolactic fermentation and regular lees stirring.
Editorial Reviews for Los Alisos Chardonnay Santa Barbara County
Nutty, sweet and light on the nose with toast and mineral top notes over spicy apricot fruit. Lots of fruit on entry with rich pear and pineapple tones backed by light cinnamon and spicy wood notes. This is nicely balanced and quite smooth and creamy with the light vanilla sweetness of the wood helping to center the ripe fruit. 87pts
banana, tropical fruit aromas combined with buttery popcorn. nice acidity on the palate with apples, pear, melon, oak as well
After forgetting about my second bottle of this one, had it with lunch yesterday afternoon. Terrific Chardonnay, though a bit heavy-handed with the Oak. Rich and Buttery, though with a surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Caramel, Toffee, dried Fruit - with a long finish of Vanilla, Oak, Caramel, and bite of Spice. Balanced Acidity. Overall - lovely.
Notes of pollen and fresh dirt, pine cones and a ripe peach.