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Oceano Wines Chardonnaytext
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Oceano Wines Chardonnay 2019

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 Swan, 809, 17, and 96, was fermented in 228L French oak barrels, and it aged in a mix of these and 500L French puncheons for 9 months. Ripe and creamy with tropical pineapple, melon, green apple, and fragrant papaya, held taut with a spire of lemony acidity, and framed with toasty oak which lingers on the warming, saline kissed finish. A bright, modern style, drinking well now and with time ahead.Tasted: 17 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 59.95 consignment Producer: Oceano Winery and VineyardDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay