Original
12 Ratings
Sanford Winery Chardonnay Santa Barbara County
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) This marks the sixth vintage that the "Barrel Select" is drawn from multiple vineyard sources, albeit a severe selection of the best barrels, all new. Pretty ripe, tropical stuff in '96, with a sweet buttercream background note, yet far from over-the-top. While it spent more time in new oak that the "Estate" it seems, at least on the day I did my tastings, to have absorbed the wood more seamlessly. Beautifully delineated flavors and exquisitely balanced this year.