TAZ Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

$19.99
Item No. 96606
  • white wine
  • WE92

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 TAZ Santa Barbara Chardonnay is 100 percent barrel fermented in French oak (35% new), and undergoes a partial malolactic fermentation. I like the wine to have nice viscosity and mid-palate weight, but my main goal is to preserve the natural acidity and tropical fruit that has put Santa Barbara County Chardonnay on the map. This wine opens with aromas of citrus, pear and pineapple. The wine is creamy, but balanced with a refreshing acidity and lengthy finish.

"A cool (growing region) has given this Chardonnay brilliantly crisp acidity, while ripening the fruit to perfection. Apricots, peaches, pearsand mangoes are the primary flavors, enhanced with rich, toasty oak." - Wine Enthusiast

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TAZ Vineyards, like many artisan producers in Santa Barbara County, is located in a winemaker's cooperative warehouse in Santa Maria. Vision and fervent passion earned Bob Taz Steinhauer the Tasmanian devil nickname. From the vineyards to the scale houses, this nickname stuck as he feverishly led the development of some of California's most notable vineyards. While his legendary...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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