2014 Byron Nielson Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 348 cases, $40. Wente and Dijon 95 and 76 clones. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 54% new. · Very light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Highly enviable aromas of lemon zest, almond, vanilla and brioche. Very enterprising on the palate, with hi-tone flavors of lemon, pear, white peach, melon and spice. Sleek in texture and refined in character with a palate cleansing finish. Score: 93. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016