Nielson Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2014
Rated 90 points Wine Enthusiast. Honey, butter, yellow pear, pineapple and vanilla cream show on the supple and soft palate of this bottling—one of the new appellation blends branded under the Nielson name. Sea salt and caramel apple show on the palate, which is underlied and bound by a rain-on-slate minerality, and finishes on an apple custard note.
Wine EnthusiastFleshy fruits of white peach and guava and fragrant white flowers trend tropical on the nose of this bottling, but are cut by green apple and citrus skin flavors. The palate is broad with guava cream, apple blossoms, mango and lime chiffon flavors. Quite tasty, but very tropical.
Wine SpectatorDelicate citrus blossom scents make for an elegant, airy aroma. Somewhat subdued on the palate. Drink now. 29,997 cases made.
Wine AdvocateBaked apple, hints of white flowers and bruised peach all emerge from the fruit-forward, textured, easy drinking 2014 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County. It's geared for near term drinking.