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Summerland Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011

Member Review by suiepe:

Light and crisp. Not too fruity. Great for summer afternoons.

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Summerland:
Summerland Winery is a boutique winery dedicated to the production of fine wines from the Central Coast of California. Nebil “Bilo” Zarif founded Summerland Winery in 2002 with the goal of producing premium wines from expressive vineyard sources spanning from Santa Barbara to Monterey. Since then, the winery has built a name synonymous with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 14+ different varieta... Read more
Summerland Winery is a boutique winery dedicated to the production of fine wines from the Central Coast of California. Nebil “Bilo” Zarif founded Summerland Winery in 2002 with the goal of producing premium wines from expressive vineyard sources spanning from Santa Barbara to Monterey. Since then, the winery has built a name synonymous with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 14+ different varietals from 9 renowned vineyards allow the Central Coast and Single Vineyard Collections to showcase their excellent fruit character combined with strong regional character. The winery’s tasting room is located in Summerland’s charming seaside setting, just 10 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Read less

Member Reviews for Summerland Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

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Snooth User: suiepe
64151218
4.00 5
11/21/2010

Light and crisp. Not too fruity. Great for summer afternoons.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/20/2010

Rich creamy nose. Wonderfully rich and buttery with well balanced fruit. Hints of peach and creme bruleé.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/11/2010

Noticed more wood on it this time. Still very nice. - Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: texasdivaof1
20377415
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/23/2009

Enjoyed this wine out to dinner with my hubby...


External Reviews for Summerland Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Smooth and silky


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe wine has a bright golden hue that hints of the finesse and balance experienced on the palate. Fresh crushed peach and honeysuckle highlight the bouquet followed by flavors of baked apple and Asian pear that leads to a wash of mineral and clean acidity in the finish. A wonderfully balanced wine, fresh and pleasant.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Summerland Winery Chardonnay 2006 Bien Nacido and all other wine from Summerland Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 10/16/2008

One of the thrusts of Summerland Winery is to seek out and source unique vineyard sites to showcase in their limited production Single Vineyard Collection. Winemaker Etienne Terlinden wants the wines to reflect the terroir of the individual vineyard, thus he seeks to preserve the integrity of the grapes through his minimal intervention winemaker techniques. The 2004 Chardonnay, from Bien Nacido Vineyard’s Block U, shows soft and pleasant aromas of honeysuckle, apple and pear, along with a dusting of talcum powder/baby powder (and I mean that in a good, soothing way). Baked apple and pear flavors are built on a moderately structured frame and are in sync with its weight in the mouth. It’s not a big, boisterous Chardonnay but it was not meant to be, all the better to pair with a wider variety of food. The ripe fruit does a slow fade on the back palate, leaving a very harmonious impression. <HR>Purchase this wine as part of the Bien Nacido Vineyards Collector’s Case, a unique offering of 12 vineyard designated wines from 12 different winemakers. <HR>



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