Whitcraft Winery Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Whitcraft Winery:
A long-standing member of the Santa Barbara winemaking community, Chris Whitcraft is obsessed with producing the highest quality wines. His signature varietals are pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah. Chris entered the wine profession over 30 years ago, first as a retailer then as a journalist, wholesaler and ultimately a producer of wines. Through this evolution, he built robust relationships wi... Read more
A long-standing member of the Santa Barbara winemaking community, Chris Whitcraft is obsessed with producing the highest quality wines. His signature varietals are pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah. Chris entered the wine profession over 30 years ago, first as a retailer then as a journalist, wholesaler and ultimately a producer of wines. Through this evolution, he built robust relationships with major industry players such as Burt Williams (Williams & Selyem); Dick & John Graff (Chalone); Ken Burnap (Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards); and Michael Benedict (Sanford & Benedict). These individuals were major influences in Chris' passion for pinot noir - a varietal with amazing potential which is notoriously difficult to master. Working with them, he came to appreciate the importance of selecting the finest grapes and, in the winemaking process, enabling the natural qualities of that fruit to come through. Chris' early success in producing high-quality wines enabled him to secure grape contracts from leading producers throughout California (e.g. Aubaine and Morning Dew Ranch, Stolpman and Olivos Del Mar, Melville), providing the platform for producing consistently outstanding wines. While maintaining that tradition, he also continues to seek out new sources of the highest-quality grapes so that he can deliver ever-improving products to his loyal clientele, those who have discovered through him that "Pinot Noir -- it's not just for breakfast anymore!" Read less


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network