2017 J. Wilkes Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, CA

from our SANTA BARBARA EPISODE

Alcohol 13.5%

AROMATICS Granny Smith apple, wet chalk, toasty, savory French oak aromas, hint of browned butter, but the oak treatment is elegant enough to allow a lemon-blossom, floral character to emerge in the wine’s nose.

PALATE Savory oak meets green-apple Jolly Ranchers with persistent apple and tropical fruit through the finish. Well integrated (wood and fruit) for such a young wine and offers a lot of subtle and delicious flavors early in its life. There’s a lot to love here-bright and rich, savory and nervey, balanced and delicious. Glasses empty quickly.

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