2016 Lutum Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict VineyardChardonnay from United States
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- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"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is supple, medium-bodied and delicately textured, with lovely purity and chalky back-end grip, but seemingly a little withdrawn after its recent bottling.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."
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92+ - William Kelley - Robert Parker's 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|