Review: 2017 San Simeon Chardonnay Monterey

Review: 2017 San Simeon Chardonnay Monterey

This bottling of Monterey-grown chardonnay from San Antonio Winery’s San Simeon label attacks as a bit doughy on the nose, before slowly sliding into a style that comes across as a fairly typical California bottling of the grape. Notes of lemon curd, almond paste, and a significant floral element all quickly emerge, with the floral notes lingering for ages. That almond character is what hangs on the longest, melding with a stewed apple and gentle apricot note. Lots to enjoy here, though it all feels a bit on the familiar side.

B+ / $16 / sanantoniowinery.com

2017 San Simeon Chardonnay Monterey

$16
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

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