Presqu’ile, Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County, California) Chardonnay 2015

($35): As I said in my review of Presqu’ile’s Pinot Noir, you can’t go wrong with their wines.  It’s worth repeating.  The first sip of this Chardonnay awakens your palate with restrained richness balanced by an enlivening citrus character.  With air, more flavors emerge, but it still retains its vibrating soul.  Not an opulent California Chardonnay of old, its lovely purity and freshness keeps you coming back sip after sip throughout the meal.
92 Michael Apstein Jun 27, 2017