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2016 Chardonnay Reserve

2016 Chardonnay Reserve
ESTATE GROWN - SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

The 2016 Chardonnay Reserve presents refined aromas of honeysuckle, pear and citrus with hints of spice and vanilla. A broad texture reveals a touch of creaminess, showing beautifully seamless flavors of pineapple, melon, nectarine and green apple. The finish is clean and integrated, with lingering notes of lemon zest. 

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SKU: 2016ChardonnayReserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Grown
Acid
.72
pH
3.32
Aging
24 Months in 65% New French Oak & 12 Months in 100% Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Chardonnay Reserve presents refined aromas of honeysuckle, pear and citrus with hints of spice and vanilla. A broad texture reveals a touch of creaminess, showing beautifully seamless flavors of pineapple, melon, nectarine and green apple. The finish is clean and integrated, with lingering notes of lemon zest.
Vineyard Notes
The 35-acre Brick Barn estate vineyard lies just north of the Santa Ynez River in a largely unexplored winegrowing corridor near the city of Buellton in the western Santa Ynez Valley. With the Pacific Ocean just 10 miles away, the marine influence is forceful, yet solar exposure remains persistent—a providential combination that produces fruit with extraordinary dimension. Our Chardonnay is planted to two small blocks totaling eight acres. Here, sandy riverbed soils foster pure varietal character in our Chardonnay, while the persistent Pacific breezes help maintain vibrant acidity right through full maturity. Tight 6x3 vine spacing ensures that yields are kept in check for the sake of natural flavor intensity.
Production Notes
After night harvesting, the grapes were destemmed and pressed immediately. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and sent to stainless steel tanks to initiate fermentation. Next, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (65% new) to gain the singular textures imparted by barrel fermentation. The wine was then racked and returned to French oak barrels, where it underwent extended aging for 24 months to impart reserve-level maturity and complexity. Finally, the wine was racked to stainless steel and aged for another 12 months to achieve added integration while retaining fresh fruit flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2016 Chardonnay Reserve is a limited-edition showcase for Chardonnay from the Brick Barn estate, exhibiting remarkable character from extended aging in premium French oak barrels.

Product Reviews

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Ashley Padilla
(Feb 17, 2021 at 2:35 PM)
I just LOVE this Chardonnay. I’m a big Chardonnay girl, and this is just the perfect balance of flavors and texture.

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Alicia Nelson
(Feb 17, 2021 at 2:48 PM)
I'm not normally a Chardonnay gal, but this one got me! Smooth and rich in flavor, buttery without being overpowering. Perfect for any occasion!

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Kim Varga
(Feb 17, 2021 at 5:46 PM)
Love this Oaked Chardonnay. Golden color - So buttery and delicious. Goes great with Chicken, fish, & Turkey. I love drinking this with Thanksgiving dinner!

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Mark Pratt
(Feb 18, 2021 at 4:35 AM)
I’m a red wine guy! But this Chardonnay is fantastic. It has such a buttery richness to the palette. I would highly recommend to try this amazingly delicious wine!

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Yvonne Novak
(Feb 18, 2021 at 7:22 AM)
I just love this Chardonnay. It's nice and buttery and so rich. This is my go to....always.

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Pratik Varia
(Jul 2, 2021 at 7:12 PM)
We tasted this wine at winery and like it so we got a bottle. When we had it at home, the wine tasted different. The after taste was same but it was way to sour. My wife was disappointed

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