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2009 Sea Smoke - Chardonnay Chardonnay - USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Rita Hills - White

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USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Rita Hills

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

For years, vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara's Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke Vineyard.

Sea Smoke produces Pinot Noir grown exclusively on the... More »

WA 92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2020 WA: 2012-2015
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750ml $79.95

WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 202
Drink Dates 2012-2015

The 2009 Chardonnay wraps around the palate with layers of rich, expressive fruit. This is a relatively large-scaled style for the appellation, but it works. French oak gives the Chardonnay volume and shape, but without being overbearing. An intense, textured finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. This is a great showing.

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Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 03/30/2014
Drink Dates 2011-2020

Another stunning bottle of this incredible Chardonnay. Buttery notes and minerality. Well balanced with a strong finish.

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Author Freedom1095
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Tasted On 08/20/2013
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Author Ish Wine Cellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.286%
Tasted On 04/14/2013
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Author cglass80
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.366%
Tasted On 05/09/2012

Very good chardonnay - buy.

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