(1999 Vintage) In most years we make some Chardonnay barrels, which for one reason or another do not make it into the Central Coast Chardonnay bottling. With the 98 Central Coast Chardonnay, we did a particularly rigorous selection, in effect keeping 4,000 cases worth of potential Central Coast Chardonnay out of that bottling. We have combined and bottled those barrels as a newly named, and much less expensive Chardonnay, which we named El Nino. This new wine is, like the Central Coast Chardonnay, a 100% bar...
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/00
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06