10 Santa Barbara Chardonnays

New reviews of diverse whites from Southern California
10 Santa Barbara Chardonnays
Fess Parker's Ashley's cuvée, named after the winery's matriarch, is a spicy, zesty Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills. (Rob Brown)
Jun 4, 2018

Chardonnay is Santa Barbara's leading variety. The region is divided into six subappellations, allowing for an assortment of microclimates yielding different styles of wines. Many vintners capitalize on the cool climate to create crisp styles that showcase finesse and subtlety. However, some pockets allow for richer styles, like several in this week's selection. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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