This wine has tremendous focus and energy. There is a great paprika and spice component on the nose as well as green apple skin and ripe apricot. The palate is mineral, and finishes with great viscous concentration and length. In typical form of Los Alamos Vineyard, which is planted on an ancient sand dune, the palate has a unique saline quality that waters the mouth and lasts for minutes.
Chanin 2010 Chardonnay “Los Alamos”
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2010 Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay ($36) Gavin Chanin likes to say he doesn’t pick early — he picks on time. Based on his results from a vineyard that has defined California for nearly four decades, he’s making a good point. A profound, benchmark expression of Bien Nacido, with ripe aromas of pineapple and Buddha’s hand, plus that toasted-oat richness of Chardonnay on its lees, matched by intense mineral power.