Reviewed on 2019-03-19
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Rating 82
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
San Antonio Valley
Aconcagua
Chile
ABV 13.5%
Price $15.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Boozy Beach Trips, Party Wine, Red Wine Lovers Craving White

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Santa Carolina Chardonnay 2017 Review

It's a bit confusing why a white made this close to the pacific would go big, old school Cali style Chardonnay, but they did. Big and filled with the full impact of oak, notes of roasted oats and the sweet side of acacia, the one good thing about this wine is that it is somehow only 13.5% alcohol, a full percentage lower than the California Chardonnays made in this same style. But the oak is so intense it fights and wins, overwhelming the other aromas as the wine opens. If you are a fan of big-wood chardonnay but don’t want all the heat in your brain, this is your wine.

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POINTS
Santa Carolina Chardonnay 2017
It's a bit confusing why a white made this close to the pacific would go big, old school Cali style Chardonnay, but they did. Big and filled with the full impact of oak, notes of roasted oats and the sweet side of acacia, the one good thing about this wine is that it is somehow only 13.5% alcohol, a full percentage lower than the California Chardonnays made in this same style. But the oak is so intense it fights and wins, overwhelming the other aromas as the wine opens. If you are a fan of big-wood chardonnay but don’t want all the heat in your brain, this is your wine.

Reviewed On: 03-19-2019
82
POINTS
Santa Carolina Chardonnay 2017
It's a bit confusing why a white made this close to the pacific would go big, old school Cali style Chardonnay, but they did. Big and filled with the full impact of oak, notes of roasted oats and the sweet side of acacia, the one good thing about this wine is that it is somehow only 13.5% alcohol, a full percentage lower than the California Chardonnays made in this same style. But the oak is so intense it fights and wins, overwhelming the other aromas as the wine opens. If you are a fan of big-wood chardonnay but don’t want all the heat in your brain, this is your wine.

Reviewed On: 03-19-2019