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Oceano Wines Chardonnaytext
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Oceano Wines Chardonnay 2017

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 809, 17, and 4, was fermented in 228L French oak barrels, and it aged in a mix of these and 500L French puncheons (30% new) for 11 months. The wood is at the fore here, with toasted spices framing vanilla, lemon custard, baked green apple, and clove, all buoyed by a bright marine acidity, and finishing with a flush of warming spices. Fresh, oaked chardy for drinking now.Tasted: 17 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 59.95 consignment Producer: Oceano Winery and VineyardDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay