Reviewed on 2019-10-11
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Rating 94
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.1%
Price $55.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Long-Term Aging, Special Occasion Splurges, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc , Sémillon

Rusack Vineyards Mt. Carmel Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills 2017 Review

Well structured, and ready to age, this is one of our more powerful examples of chard from the states. But as intense as this wine is, with very prominent toasted oak and caramel notes, it is impeccably balanced. When Chardonnay is over-done these aromas really intrude on the wine experience, but here everything is in absolute harmony. All the aromas have a voice as the vibrant acidity careens through with a perceived lift on the palate. Share this wine at sunset with good friends and a legit formaggi for a dope wine and cheese night.

94
POINTS
Rusack Vineyards Mt. Carmel Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills 2017
Well structured, and ready to age, this is one of our more powerful examples of chard from the states. But as intense as this wine is, with very prominent toasted oak and caramel notes, it is impeccably balanced. When Chardonnay is over-done these aromas really intrude on the wine experience, but here everything is in absolute harmony. All the aromas have a voice as the vibrant acidity careens through with a perceived lift on the palate. Share this wine at sunset with good friends and a legit formaggi for a dope wine and cheese night.

Reviewed On: 10-11-2019
94
POINTS
Rusack Vineyards Mt. Carmel Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills 2017
Well structured, and ready to age, this is one of our more powerful examples of chard from the states. But as intense as this wine is, with very prominent toasted oak and caramel notes, it is impeccably balanced. When Chardonnay is over-done these aromas really intrude on the wine experience, but here everything is in absolute harmony. All the aromas have a voice as the vibrant acidity careens through with a perceived lift on the palate. Share this wine at sunset with good friends and a legit formaggi for a dope wine and cheese night.

Reviewed On: 10-11-2019