2022 Diatom Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

SKU #5062176
Winery Notes- The 2022 diatom Santa Barbara Chardonnay offers aroma of lemon, citrus blossom and wet sand. Flavors of saline and white peach on the palate. A precise, balanced wine.
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VINOUS RATING: 93
VINOUS REVIEW: The 2022 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is stellar. Powerful and textured, the 2022 is super-expressive from the very first taste. Even with very short élevage and blocked malolactic fermentation, the 2022 possesses tons of depth. Lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers and tangerine oil are all beautifully amplified. All of this fruit is from Mission Hills in Los Alamos. Greg Brewer did a fabulous job with the 2022. The Diatom Chardonnay is both delicious and a tremendous value. Bravo. Tasting window: 2024 - 2030
JEB DUNNUCK RATING: 91
JEB DUNNUCK REVIEW: Made by Greg Brewer and a smoking value, the 2022 Diatom has vibrant citrus and tart pineapple-like notes as well as a medium-bodied, seamless, silky style on the palate. It's a joy to drink already yet has complexity, layers, and depth, and is a beautiful Chardonnay. The 2022 comes 85% from the Mission Hills Vineyard and 15% from Bar-M (Los Alamos), both in Santa Barbara County, and it was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, with malolactic fermentation blocked.
WINE ENTHUSIAST RATING: 93
WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: Fascinating aromas of Asian pear, lime and white rocks create a cohesive combination on the nose of this bottling by Greg Brewer. The palate is tremendously tense and lively, using crushed seashell and yuzu flavors to offset the tropical hints of guava peel and spicy pepper touches.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 92
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Offers grilled pineapple, white peach and lemon blossom notes that are robust and effortless on a sleek, juicy frame, with fresh-cut green apple, tarragon and sea spray emerging on the mouthwatering finish.
More Information
Vintage 2022
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Maria/Santa Barbara
Bottle Size 750ml
Special Assignment Staff Favorite
Alcohol %- 14.5
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