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SCAR OF THE SEA CHARDONNAY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 2016
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2016 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is brilliant, focused and tense, all qualities that add to the wine's considerable appeal. Lemon peel, sea salt, white flowers and white pepper are beautifully delineated, while a slight hint of reduction adds further nuance throughout. This is a fabulous appellation-level wine. Fruit sources are Bien Nacido, Runway and Los Alamos.
NVWE Notes: This is a bright, extremely complex wine with lots of personality. The nose lays-out a vivid, harmonious perfume of lime curd, lemon marmalade, kumquat, white peach, green apple, orange blossom, brioche and white pepper scents. On the palate, notes of vanilla cream, mace, toasted hazelnut and a hint of celery seed provide a foil to the wines rush of citric, fruity and floral elements, while zest keeps its creamy, lingering finish in balance. Although capable of a few years of further growth, its current charms make waiting seem quite unnecessary. 600 cases produced.