2012 Chamisal Vineyards "Unoaked" Central Coast Chardonnay
**Good Value** If all unoaked Chardonnays were as wonderfully fruity and as focused and fresh as this one, we would be far bigger fans of the style. Chamisal's tilts to juicy apples with a slight touch of peach and sports a nice, rounded feel with just enough acidity to stay lively and bright. It is a thoroughly tasty wine that should not be hidden away in the cellar, and it will be at its best over the next year or two while still young and vivacious.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A solid value delivering classic Chardonnay aromas and flavors, the 2012 Chardonnay Stainless gives up pretty stone fruits, citrus, brioche and mineral qualities that give way to a medium-bodied, elegantly-styled palate that has ample richness and texture. Showing the richness and texture that’s inherent in the grape, it’s a great example of the variety and should drink nicely for 1-2 years. Drink now-2015.
**Editors' Choice** No oak on this rich Chardonnay, just pure fruit grown in the cool climate of the Central Coast. The wine is brilliant in acidity, which gives a shine to the burst of tropical fruit, peach and vanilla flavors.