J. Wilkes Chardonnay 2015
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
This has some honeyed notes and a creamy texture to the ripe apple and dried pear flavors. Tropical fruit accents fill the spicy finish, with good verve. Drink now through 2019. 1,506 cases made.
White peach, sea salt, pecan, guava and the slightest hint of sour cream show on the nose of this bottling from the family that owns Bien Nacido Vineyard. It's light and delicate on the sip, with stone-fruit and tangerine-laced citrus flavors held up by a pithy structure and acid that rises toward the finish.
The 2015 Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley) is soft, supple and open-knit. Peach, apricot, mint, honey and chamomile are all pushed forward in an attractive, succulent Chardonnay to drink now and over the next few years. Lightly tropical notes add character throughout.