Reviewed on 10-11-2019
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Rating 97 2019 Top 50  
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.8%
Price $29.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine
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Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

The Full Review

This is one of the best examples on the market for quality and inherent varietal characteristics of one of the most famous grapes on the planet. I know that’s a big statement, but damn is this wine good. Everything, and I mean everything, is in harmony here. Put the word subtle before the words, oak, vanilla, toast, and butter and that only begins to convey the awesome. Acidity aids fruit and fruit aids a structure that grips your palate in a bear hug (who doesn’t like a bear hug). Want an example of how an American Chardonnay can be in almost complete balance but doesn’t cost the house? Here ya go; and for this quality $29 is a steal.

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Rusack Vineyards Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2017
This is one of the best examples on the market for quality and inherent varietal characteristics of one of the most famous grapes on the planet. I know that’s a big statement, but damn is this wine good. Everything, and I mean everything, is in harmony here. Put the word subtle before the words, oak, vanilla, toast, and butter and that only begins to convey the awesome. Acidity aids fruit and fruit aids a structure that grips your palate in a bear hug (who doesn’t like a bear hug). Want an example of how an American Chardonnay can be in almost complete balance but doesn’t cost the house? Here ya go; and for this quality $29 is a steal.

Reviewed On: 10-11-2019
97
POINTS
Rusack Vineyards Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2017
This is one of the best examples on the market for quality and inherent varietal characteristics of one of the most famous grapes on the planet. I know that’s a big statement, but damn is this wine good. Everything, and I mean everything, is in harmony here. Put the word subtle before the words, oak, vanilla, toast, and butter and that only begins to convey the awesome. Acidity aids fruit and fruit aids a structure that grips your palate in a bear hug (who doesn’t like a bear hug). Want an example of how an American Chardonnay can be in almost complete balance but doesn’t cost the house? Here ya go; and for this quality $29 is a steal.

Reviewed On: 10-11-2019