2019 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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WA 94 WE 94 JD 93 VN 92
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2022

(94+ points) The 2019 Chardonnay Estate comes from own-rooted vines planted in 1973. It was barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in oak and six months in stainless. It's scented of golden apples, dried hay and...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

Seared lemon peel, light peach and tart citrus-flesh aromas fire up the nose of this brisk bottling. The palate clings to a chalky, tense frame, which provides a textural balance to the fresh Meyer lemon flavor. MATT KETTMANN
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, August 2021

Spice, flinty minerality, stone fruits, and a hint of gunpowder all emerge from the 2019 Chardonnay Bien Nacido, a medium-bodied, vibrant Chardonnay offering classic Bien Nacido minerality, salinity, and character. It has...
VN 92

Vinous, October 2021

The 2019 Chardonnay Estate Bien Nacido Vineyard is a bit tightly wound at this stage, likely a reflection of its recent bottling. Bright citrus and floral accents give the 2019 an attractive upper register to match its...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Maria Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2019 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay, a captivating white wine that encapsulates the essence of the Central Coast region in California, USA. With its elegant label and enticing golden hue, this wine is a true masterpiece crafted by the renowned producer, Bien Nacido.

As you pour this Chardonnay into your glass, you'll be mesmerized by its radiant color, a reflection of the pristine vineyards in Santa Maria Valley. The aromas that greet your senses are nothing short of mesmerizing. Delicate notes of spice, flinty minerality, and stone fruits dance harmoniously, creating a symphony of scents that entice you to take your first sip.

On the palate, the 2019 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay showcases its medium-bodied nature, enveloping your taste buds with vibrant flavors that mirror its aromatic profile. The classic Bien Nacido minerality and salinity shine through, adding a touch of complexity and finesse. The judicious use of oak imparts a subtle background note, allowing the purity of the fruit to take center stage.

This wine has received high praise from esteemed critics, and rightfully so. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 93, hailing its balance, character, and ability to age gracefully for 7-8 years. Vinous also recognized its potential, bestowing upon it a score of 92 and praising its bright citrus and floral accents. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a remarkable score of 94+, highlighting its expansive honeyed fruits, tangy acidity, and glossy spices.

The 2019 Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay is a perfect companion for a wide range of dishes. Its seared lemon peel, light peach, and fresh Meyer lemon flavors make it a splendid pairing with seafood, particularly grilled shrimp or buttery lobster. It also complements roasted chicken or creamy pasta dishes with its textural balance and vibrant acidity.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this white wine strikes the perfect balance between richness and freshness, making it an excellent choice for both casual gatherings and special occasions. Uncork a bottle of this exceptional Chardonnay and allow yourself to be transported to the sun-kissed vineyards of the Central Coast, where every sip tells a story of passion, craftsmanship, and the true spirit of California winemaking.