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2018 Nielson Chardonnay "Santa Barbara County"

Nielson 2018 Santa Barbara Chardonnay

Winery: Nielson

Vintage: 2018

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: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 17, 2020

Wine Review: This light golden straw-colored Chardonnay opens with an inviting citrus bouquet which includes lemon, lime and pineapple. I also picked up some light cantaloupe, coconut and vanilla. On the palate, it was full bodied, smooth, bright, clean and zesty. The flavor profile featured lemon, pear and a buttery oak with hints of vanilla and light tangerine. I also detected some pink grapefruit on the juicy finish that faded away nicely. I would pair this good value Chardonnay from Nielson with herb grilled salmon. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 has aromas of citrus flower, clean linen, and a burst of pineapple. The wine has a pleasant weight on the palate with honey and citrus notes and a light salinity.

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