Curtis Winery

2012 Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay •Curtis Estate & Kingsley Estate

California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$23.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Two Steves can't be wrong

Today’s budget-minded Chardonnay delivers a light-hearted and tasty approach to Chardonnay from the unique Santa Ynez AVA, where the Pinot-promoting feature film Sideways was made. This Curtis Winery 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay* is a more delicate expression of Santa Ynez Chardonnay than we are used to - and we **love that.

Not as complicated as many a Chardonnay from this region, which makes it a delightfully approachable and very delicious wine that can be paired with a vast array of food choices.

Today’s brightly hewn Chardonnay is recommended for any fan of the varietal.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A super light, pale straw yellow through and through, with only a touch of viscosity as you swirl in the glass.

Smell:

Floral and delicate on the nose, with almost a Viognier quality to it. Fruit flavors of slightly ripened pear, lychee, and pineapple mingle with creamy vanilla, lemongrass, and a slight minerality.

Taste:

Light and refreshing on the palate, this wine is brighter than a typical Chardonnay. Rich fruit flavors of green apple, mango, and Anjou pear are joined with hints of orange zest, vanilla bean, and the same minerality that is hinted at in the nose.

Finish:

More elegant and refined than a traditional Chardonnay, with a crispness and minerality upon the initial sip, this wine fills in and has a beautiful creaminess at the back of the palate.

Pairing:

We would recommend a saffron-spiced crab and avocado salad.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ernst Storm
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California
Vineyard
Curtis and Kingsley Estate
Fruit Composition
100% Chardonnay
Cooperage
6 months in Stainless and French oak
ABV
13.9

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$23.00
Avg. Price
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