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2015 Nielson Chardonnay "Santa Barbara County"

Nielson 2015 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Winery: Nielson

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 12, 2018

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chardonnay from Nielson opens with a lively fruity bouquet featuring apricots and pear with hints of honey and wet stone. The medium bodied palate was smooth with featuring apricots, lemon and pear. I also detected some hints of ginger and a light touch of oak. Finally, I enjoyed its balanced minerality throughout. Its fine citrus finish fades away nicely. I would recommend serving this Chard with scallops wrapped in bacon that were drizzled with some pure maple syrup. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: The majority of our Santa Barbara County Chardonnay comes from vineyards located in the cool Los Alamos and Santa Maria Valley regions. The goal is to have a balanced, well structured, fruit expressive wine. To preserve the natural freshness of the grapes, we fermented and aged the wine in stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels. Highlights include pineapple, citrus, green and red apples and a blast of tropical fruit. The palate is creamy, well-structured and long.

Organic status: not organic

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