2017 J. Wilkes Chardonnay

Year: 2017
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 87
Vinous Media: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$14.95

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AS SEEN IN WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 VALUES OF 2019

"A spicy and fruity version, with a luscious mix of peach cobbler and apple pastry flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The minerally finish lingers with savory hints. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made. -KM" (WS)

"The 2017 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley contains 4% Pinot Blanc and has a nose of beeswax and candle smoke, baked apple, touches of baker's yeast and faint floral notions. It's rounded in the mouth and medium-bodied, with toasty fruits, juicy acidity and a yeasty finish." (WA)

"The 2017 Chardonnay is another striking wine in this range. Lemon peel, tangerine, flowers and chamomile all grace this exquisite, creamy, vivid Chardonnay. Beautifully layered yet also light on its feet, the 2017 is a winner. This absolutely delicious Chardonnay is a remarkable value from J. Wilkes." (VM)

"Slightly deep gold-colored, the 2017 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley (96% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Blanc) offers subtle apple and orchard fruits intermixed with hints of spice oak. It's clean and medium-bodied, with nicely integrated acidity and a balanced, classy style that’s going to keep for 3-4 years." (JD)

"Lime peel, green pear, lemongrass and wet river stone combine for an inviting and complex nose. There is strong chalky tension to the palate, where a flavor of Key lime pie is wrapped in bright acid. -Matt Kettmann" (WE)