Oceano Chardonnay Central Coast 2017

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Oceano
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D6181
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Oceano Chardonnay Central Coast 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1

Perched on the slopes of Price Canyon, a mere one-and-a-half miles from the ocean, the vineyard is ideally situated so it can be enrobed by the cool marine layer that rolls in reliably each morning from the ocean before the mid-day sun gradually melts it away. The chardonnay is allowed to gently warm up. Then, as afternoon turns to evening, cooling Pacific breezes pick up to ensure that the grapes never over ripen to the point where sugar levels translate into high-alcohol wine. A complex mix of sandstone, shale and limestone at the base, with soils reflective of these same sedimentary rocks, results in the lithe, fresh style of chardonnay that Oceano is intent on making.

92 pts Vinous

Pale gold. An expressive bouquet evokes fresh tangerine, melon, pear and jasmine, and a building mineral nuance adds urgency. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit avors pick up a deeper nectarine element with air while maintaining urgency. Combines power and nesse with a smooth hand and nishes very long and taut, displaying clinging mineral and honeysuckle qualities. Raised in 228- and 500-liter French oak barrels.
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