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 /

2017 San Simeon Chardonnay Monterey




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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