Tyler Winery - Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2021
The 2021 Tyler Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County delivers such quality for its price point. Sourced from some of the top vineyards in the central coast the chardonnay is whole cluster pressed to tank, settled briefly before being moved to another tank for fermentation. After fermentation, the juice goes down to 228L barrels and 500L puncheons. No battonage is performed and though the wine goes through full malolactic fermentation it is remarkably bright. The wine is left on lees for 11 months before going back to tank for an additional few months of aging. Marvelous!
Wine Advocate: 95 Points
The 2021 Chardonnay overdelivers for its appellation-wide status. It has pretty scents of quince, poached pear, spring honey, chalk and roasted almonds. The medium-bodied palate is satiny, savory and expansive with dynamic flavor layers and a very long finish. (EB)