2014 Varner Chardonnay El Camino Vineyard, Santa Barbara County. This wine is one of the best values we are offering on premium Chardonnays. 100% Chardonnay from Block4 of the El Camino Vineyard in Santa Barbara County.
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous. "Despite its very reasonable price, the 2014 Chardonnay El Camino Vineyard delivers serious intensity, richness and nuance. Broad, ample and phenolic, the 2015 exudes all the classic Varner signatures, structure being the most obvious of these. Yellow orchard fruit, mint, candied lemon, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes are front and center. This is one of the most singular Santa Barbara Chardonnays readers will come across. The style and palate weight is more than a little reminiscent of the wines the Varners made in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2014 was fermented in steel and aged in a combination of puncheon (25%) and steel, with blocked malo. This is a very serious Chardonnay for $25."
Alc. by Vol. 13.8%, 750mL.
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