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