Summerland Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vyd. Santa Maria Valley 2005

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The Bien Nacido Vineyard is often referred to as the coolest appellation in California and noted for its long growing season. Situated on a bench overlooking the Santa Maria River, this proven and celebrated vineyard benefits greatly from a strong marine influence conducive to growing the finest Chardonnay fruit in the state. Block U was harvested at 2.4 tons per acre and produced bright expressive fruit with intense flavors and naturally high acidity.Fermentation and ageing took place in François Freres cooperage from primarily Allier and Nevers forests, 1/3 new oak. During barrel aging the lees were stirred every 15 days for the first six months to enhance mouth-feel. The wine spent a period of 11 months in barrel.

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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External Reviews for Summerland Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vyd. Santa Maria Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/23/2010

The Bien Nacido Vineyard is often referred to as the coolest appellation in California and noted for its long growing season. Situated on a bench overlooking the Santa Maria River, this proven and celebrated vineyard benefits greatly from a strong marine influence conducive to growing the finest Chardonnay fruit in the state. Block U was harvested at 2.4 tons per acre and produced bright expressive fruit with intense flavors and naturally high acidity.Fermentation and ageing took place in François Freres cooperage from primarily Allier and Nevers forests, 1/3 new oak. During barrel aging the lees were stirred every 15 days for the first six months to enhance mouth-feel. The wine spent a period of 11 months in barrel.



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