2012 Byron Chardonnay, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Brilliant deep straw color. Scents of smoke, toast, butter, and vanilla cloak the ample sweet citrus, apple, and pear fruit. A mouth-filling wine, the buttered fruit coats the palate. It is perfectly structured, showing trademark minerality. This vintage of Nielson Chardonnay showcases the best qualities of the oldest commercially grown vineyard in Santa Barbara County.
MSRP: $32 (August 2014)
Wine Lines rating: 92

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