Bright Chardonnay from Chanin - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Bright Chardonnay from Chanin

Gavin Chanin

Tasting Gavin Chanin’s majestic chardonnay bottling from Los Alamos is like standing on a hilltop in that vineyard and letting the sea spray imperceptibly coat your lips. Beneath the cinnamon spice and the citrus brightness is a kind of fresh, briny green sensation, reminding one taster of agretti, the salty springtime green that finds its way into Italian salads. The wine is bracing and delicious, with the structure to age ten years or more.


Chanin 2018 Santa Barbara County Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay

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Patrick J. Comiskey covers US wines for Wine & Spirits magazine, focusing on the Pacific Northwest, California’s Central Coast and New York’s Finger Lakes.

This story appears in the print issue of October 2020.
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