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Tyler Chardonnay "Sanford & Benedict Vineyard" 2016 (Santa Rita Hills, California) - [RP 94] [AG 93]
Tyler "Sanford & Benedict Vineyard" Chardonnay 2016 (Santa Rita Hills, California) - [RP 94] [AG 93]
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94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is lovely, wafting from the glass with a beautiful bouquet of pear, citrus zest and almond cream. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, pure and succulent, with nice mid-palate amplitude, a juicy core of fruit and tangy acids. The finish is mouthwatering and delicately chalky. This is an attractively pure, transparent rendition of Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay." - William Kelley (Apr 2018)
Mer Soleil "Santa Barbara County" Reserve Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [WS 90]
Mer Soleil "Santa Barbara County" Reserve Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [WS 90]
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90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This offers a nice balance between rich buttery notes and concentrated white fruit flavors that are lavishly spiced. Nutmeg and dried sage details show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 27,888 cases made." – KM (June 2018)

Au Bon Climat "Hildegard" White 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California)
Au Bon Climat "Hildegard" White 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California)
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About This Wine:
We started making Hildegard in 1998. The Pinot Gris planted next to the winery (Block 12 of Bien Nacido Vineyard) was amazing. The yields were small and the grapes were intense. The wine made from this Pinot Gris was more like a Burgundian Pinot Gris or dry Alsatian Pinot Gris than a light, insipid Pinot Grigio style. This rich oily Pinot Gris, blended well with the flinty minerality of Pinot Blanc and the mouth watering acidity from the Aligoté. These three lesser known Burgundian white grapes were aged for two years in new French oak barrels, blended and then released with the name Hildegard. Now that is Crazy!

The name Hildegard is a salute to the history of Burgundy and to her husband the King of the Franks, Charlemagne. During his rule in the early 800s the importance of wine and viticulture exploded. The Catholic Church and Charlemagne ruled most of Europe and both were interested in wine and viticulture. The Church needed wine for the Eucharist and under Charlemagne more and more vineyards were planted in Burgundy. Charlemagne brought civilization and order back after the dark ages. Part of this rebirth was wine production.

A wine named after an Empress has to be exquisite. This distinctive blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligoté is barrel fermented and gets extra barrel and bottle time. The barrels for this program are all new Francois Frères French oak. Combining a unique blend with long term barrel aging made something special. The lovely aroma of vanillin and hazelnuts from the oak and the mouth-coating richness makes for a wine that seems like a top-notch Chardonnay. The fruit profile is more melony than Chardonnay and the aromas are more flowery than Chardonnay. Food matches that work with Chardonnay would work fine with Hildegard..
Foxen "7200 Range 30 West" Red Blend 2014 (Santa Barbara, California) - [WE 91]
Foxen "7200 Range 30 West" Red Blend 2014 (Santa Barbara, California) - [WE 91]
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91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"There is deep blackberry but also a savory beef element on the nose of this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc and 39% Merlot, as well as graphite and dried herb touches. The acidity on the sip is nearly searing, and the tannic tension is formidable, ensuring decent age-worthiness. Dary berries are the primary flavors."
Tyler Bien Nacido Vineyard W Block Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California) - [AG 95] [RP 90]
Tyler Bien Nacido Vineyard "W Block" Chardonnay 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California) - [AG 95] [RP 90]
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95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Tyler's 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard - W Block is just as compelling from bottle as it was from tank last year. Soaring aromatics and intense fruit are two of the signatures, but it is the wine's overall balance that elevates it to the realm of the finest wines of the year. Weightless and yet intensely saline, the 2015 is superb. Don't miss it." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2017)

Liquid Farm "Golden Slope" Chardonnay 2014 (Santa Rita Hills, California) - [AG 94] [RP 93] [WE 92]
Liquid Farm "Golden Slope" Chardonnay 2014 (Santa Rita Hills, California) - [AG 94] [RP 93] [WE 92]
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94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2014 Chardonnay Golden Slope is one of the richer, creamier wines in the range. Orange blossom, crème brulee, apricot jam and buttery notes are fused together. The Golden Slope will appeal most to readers who like more overt, flamboyant Chardonnays. Today, it is absolutely striking." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2016)

Foxen Vogelzang Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California) - [AG 93] [RP 91]
Foxen Vogelzang Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California) - [AG 93] [RP 91]
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93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vineyard offers up a striking expression of Happy Canyon Cabernet in its dark fruit and bold, pungent flavors. Savory herb, leather and earthy notes open up in this plush, inviting Cabernet. All the elements are impeccably balanced." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2017)

Jonata "El Desafio de Jonata" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Santa Ynez Valley, California)
Jonata "El Desafio de Jonata" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Santa Ynez Valley, California) - [AG 93]
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93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Despite having been bottled a year ago, the 2014 El Desafio de Jonata is still very closed. Dark, dense and brooding, the 2014 is going to need at least a few years to unwind. The tannins are quite powerful, while the aromatics are reticent, both of which suggest readers will have to be patient." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2017)

Jonata Cabernet Sauvignon "El Desafio de Jonata" 2015 (Santa Ynez Valley, California) - [JD 98] [AG 96] [RP 95]
Jonata Cabernet Sauvignon "El Desafio de Jonata" 2015 (Santa Ynez Valley, California) - [JD 98] [AG 96] [RP 95]
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98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Another killer wine, the 2015 El Desafio de Jonata checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot. It offers sensational density and depth, as well as terrific purity and elegance. Black fruits, tar, smoked earth, violets and graphite notes all emerge from this full-bodied, concentrated, tannin beauty. Forget bottles for a decade." (August, 2017)
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014 (Central Coast, California)
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014 (Central Coast, California)
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Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Chardonnay Grand Reserve adds a bit more intensity and creaminess through the middle. Apricot jam, chamomile, sweet spices and buttery notes wrap around the voluptuous, inviting finish. This is another tasty, budget-friendly Chardonnay." -- Antonio Galloni (Feb 2016)