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Oceano Wines Chardonnaytext
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Oceano Wines Chardonnay 2016

San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, United StatesOceano Wines is a boutique winery founded in 2016 in San Luis Obispo Coast, the newly designated AVA highlighting this cool climate wine region. This comes off the Spanish Springs Vineyard, the westernmost vineyard in the US, 1.5 miles from the Pacific, on a mix of marine shale, limestone, sandstone. This chardonnay, off clones 76, 17, and 4, was fermented in 228L French oak barrels, and it aged in a mix of these and 500L French puncheons, with partial MLF. Ripe and sweet, with butter, caramel, popcorn across a full, creamy palate, with ample oak spicing and a thankful spire of marine acidity to draw to the warming finish. Drink now, with richer dishes.Tasted: 17 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 59.95 consignment Producer: Oceano Winery and VineyardDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay