2011 Qupé Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Y Block
Santa Barbara County, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $13.99 (Safeway)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This Y Block no longer indicates it's from Bien Nacido Vineyard, only from Santa Barbara County. But whatever vineyards it comes from, it's a fresh, lively, tasty Chardonnay. Fruit leans towards the tropical, and texturally it's more crisp than voluptuous. Touches of vanilla, nutmeg, hazelnut, melon, pear. Clean and well-defined, refreshing and untiring, nice level of acidity. Excellent value. - HK 2014-10-27


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