Dierberg Chardonnay 2013
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard is a smoking white from the Santa Maria Valley that was brought up in 15% new 400-liter French oak barrels. Full, bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with lots of buttered apple, melon, spice and creamy notes, it stays crisp and clean on the finish. Drink this full-flavored, beautifully made Chardonnay over the coming 4-5 years.
Wine EnthusiastBright and airy on the nose, with aromas of lemon pith, ripe apple and delicate white peach, this wine is one of the first made in its entirety by Dierberg's new winemaker, Tyler Thomas. The palate offers flavors of fresh lime sprayed on cold apple slices and sprinkled with sea salt, proving tightly wound with the right amount of grip and energy.
Wine SpectatorSleek and refined, with a delicate mix of white peach, nectarine, honeydew and light spicy oak, delivering an elegant, graceful wine of style and finesse. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.