2013 Castello di Amorosa Chardonnay "Bien Nacido Vineyard"
Winery: Castello di Amorosa
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bien Nacido Vineyard"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Barbara County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 453
KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: September 21, 2015
Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from the Bien Nacido Vineyard opens with a wet stone, mild oak, gentle lemon and apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and feels creamy in your mouth. The flavor profile is a very tasty pear and gentle minerality blend with light vanilla oak and faint lemon mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity sail away nicely. This very nice Chardonnay would pair perfectly with sherry laced lobster bisque. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: A ripe and fruity wine, with tangerine and flowery orange blossom complemented by exotic pear, fig, and honeydew melon aromas and a creamy, toasty oak bouquet. Silky and mouth-filling, this is an impressive style of concentration and intense flavors of tropical fruit, peach and hazelnut that are harmonious and provide a delicious, lingering aftertaste. Great paired with herb-roasted chicken and rich seafood dishes.
Organic status: not organic
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