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2016 Lutum Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict VineyardChardonnay from United States

$49.98

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  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 92+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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96

"Aged 15 months in 20% new French oak and bottled unfiltered, the 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is straight-up sensational juice. Offering loads of ripe orchard fruits, orange blossom, pineapple cream, and hints of brioche, it's layered, seamless and pure on the palate, with beautifully integrated acidity. It has everything you could want from a Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay and will drink beautifully for 10-15 years."

94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is very nicely focused and full of energy. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile and mint are all beautifully delineated. In this vintage, the S&B has a distinctly phenolic quality that works very nicely with its bright, chiseled personality. All the elements are impeccably balanced. The 2016 is striking. That's all there is to it."

92+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard wafts from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, grapefruit, citrus blossom and white currants. On the palate, the wine is supple, medium-bodied and delicately textured, with lovely purity and chalky back-end grip, but seemingly a little withdrawn after its recent bottling. Given the site and the winemaker, I may be underestimating it."

Product Detail

Item # 113410
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Central Coast
Ratings

96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

92+ - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
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