Price Range: $22–$26
- Ready to Drink: 3 years after bottle vintage
- Great recent vintages in Santa Barbara white wines: 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012°, 2013 °=all-time great vintage
Region: Santa Barbara, California
Impressionistic as a Van Gogh, the pineapple, apricot and tangerine notes swirl on the palate to an acidic, smoky French oak finish, where every sip discovers something previously unseen. The 2007 MELVILLE Sta. Rita Hills Estate Chardonnay is such non-linear art—highly subjective, its beauty revealing unexpected things to the eye of the beholder. -J.M.
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