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2015 The Hilt Wines Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County   

Tightly coiled and tense at first. Slowly and steadily hinting at the incredible power and concentration in the glass. Orange blossom, beeswax, gunflint, marzipan and Meyer lemon. Precise and powerful on the palate. Solid core of citrus fruit, almond and loquat. Touch of toasted oak. Fresh and light as a feather on the long finish. Hint of malolactic softness and roundness. Pure 2015 with everything in its right place and all senses elevated to a higher level. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Very tightly wound on the nose, this impressive bottling by Matt Dees of Jonata fame starts with fresh and Seabreeze-like aromas, from lime zest and pink lemonade to wet slate and cool steel. The sip is energetic and racy like a classic Chablis, showing lemon balm, honeysuckle and well-integrated oak across a texturally compelling platform. 92 Points Wine Advocate - The 2015 Chardonnay Vanguard delivers a wonderfully spicy nose of white pepper, coriander seed, ginger and anise over a core of white peaches and lemon curd. Medium-bodied, with a great intensity of stone fruit and citrus layers, it has a lively acid line and finishes with those spices coming through. Product Reviews No reviews yet Write a review Price: $54.99 Orders by 2pm PT ships same business day 6+ In stock 1 Add to Cart Gift Options Handwritten Gift Card $5.00 Gift Bag $5.00 Add to Gift Basket (Start at $39)