Sweetzer Cellars, Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County, California) Chardonnay Presqu’ile Vineyard 2014

($40): For this zesty Chardonnay, Sweetzer purchased grapes from Presqu’ile Vineyard.  They aspire — and have achieved — a Chablis styled wine that is both slightly creamy and steely.  It’s a hard combination to master, but Sweetzer has.  The uplifting finish belies the 14.4 percent stated alcohol.  As with their 2014 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, it would go well with grilled salmon.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 28, 2017