2015 The Hilt Chardonnay Santa BarbaraChardonnay from United States
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"Sumptuous nose. Like walking into a kitchen baking tarte Tatin. Aromatic notes of citrus oil, baking spice, golden peach, custard, loquat and plumeria flower. Concentrated and...
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
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."
92 Wine Enthusiast
"Lime pith, butterscotch, chilled pineapple and lemon meringue aromas show on the nose of this winery's entry-level bottling. The palate is nicely chiseled, with a tight frame and wound up freshness revealing grapefruit zest, Pink Lady apple and a touch of flint and gunmetal flavorings."
92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2015 Chardonnay is racy and open-knit in this vintage, offering attractive orchard fruit and yellow fruit character. There is a real viscosity and weight to the 2015, and its soft contours and plush fruit result in a giving, inviting Chardonnay that will be delicious to drink upon release. Fruit sources are Solomon Hills, Bentrock, Sanford & Benedict and Radian."
92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Made with the idea to be more approachable than the two special cuvees, the 2015 Chardonnay succeeds wonderfully and offers tons of juicy citrus, pineapple, and white flowers notes in a classy, balanced, textbook Santa Barbara County style. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 3-4 years."
91 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County has a very pretty grapefruit and yuzu-scented nose with hints of honeysuckle, toasted almonds and lemongrass. Medium-bodied, with a lovely line of racy acid lifting the elegant citrus flavors, it finishes with great length and mineral nuances."
"Sumptuous nose. Like walking into a kitchen baking tarte Tatin. Aromatic notes of citrus oil, baking spice, golden peach, custard, loquat and plumeria flower. Concentrated and rich with the 2015 decadence, yet remains buoyant and fresh. Light touch of oak adds depth to the finish that features palate-cleansing vigor." -- Matt Dees, Winemaker
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
|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|