Aliento del Sol Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 11174
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Bien Nacido Vineyard is famous for growing award-winning Chardonnay. Located in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara County, Bien Nacido Vineyard is highly influenced by the California coast. The soil is well-drained sandy loam with pieces of decomposed shale.

Aliento del Sol Chardonnay is a luscious, structured wine with intense flavors of ripe pear and green apple. Barrel fermentation contributes nuances of oak spice and honey, while malolactic fermentation creates a round mouthfeel with a supple, creamy texture.

Learn About Aliento del Sol

In translation from the Spanish language, Aliento del Sol means Spirit of the Sun. This name refers to California's Spanish history, but more importantly to the cool and sunny climate of California's coast. The maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates morning fog and afternoon winds: an ideal climate for the production of world-class Burgundian varietals. In order to...

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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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