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2014 The Hilt Chardonnay Estate Santa BarbaraChardonnay from United States

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  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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About

93

"So floral and gorgeous with lemon, honeysuckle and mineral aromas. Full body, bright acidity, balanced, agile and a light oily and layered undertone. Some bread dough too. Small amount of malolactic fermentation gives it mouthfeel but bright acidity stays. From the owner of Screaming Eagle and Jonata. A joy to drink."

91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Very lightly colored, the 2014 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County comes from three vineyards: Sanford & Benedict, Radian and Solomon Hills. It offers a fabulous bouquet of white flowers, citrus, crushed rock and salty sea breeze in a fresh, lithe, focused style that still offers solid pleasure and length. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years."

91 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2014 Chardonnay is a lovely entry-level offering from The Hilt. Lemon confit, dried pear, smoke, slate, almond and chamomile are all vivid in the glass. Soft and supple on the palate, but with good acid-driven intensity, the 2014 impresses with its impeccable balance. It should be even better in another 6-12 months with a little more bottle age. Vineyard sources are Sanford & Benedict, Radian and Solomon Hills."

Product Detail

Item # 106606
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2014
Color White
ABV 13.4%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla