Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay 2019
SKU: 1445

Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay 2019

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750ml
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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara
Brand Diatom
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Diatom Bar-M Vineyard is sourced from the stunning contiguous blocks of clone 76 Chardonnay planted over 20 years ago in the Los Alamos region of Santa Barbara County.
Los Alamos is a magnificent and relatively unknown region whose sandy loam soil lends itself to fruit with a bit more flesh and weight – perfectly suited to the diatom model.
WINEMAKING
Fermentation at very low temperature in small stainless-steel tanks, coupled with inhibited malo-lactic and short hose transit ensure precision and focus.
AROMA
Citrus Blossom, Mineral
FLAVOR
Green Apple, Lime
TEXTURE
Saline, Precise
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Chardonnay Bar-M has an open nose of quince, warm hay, green apple and pear, baker's yeast, acacia and dried chamomile with white peach and nectarine plus hints of lime peel and crushed stone. Light to medium-bodied, it has a wonderful core of spicy fruit and wicked minerality in the mouth, amplified by juicy freshness and a long, energetic, layered finish. Yum! About 3,000 cases were produced.

Erin Brooks, September 12, 2019
Vinous
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From a site in Los Alamos, the 2018 Chardonnay Bar M is perfumed, lifted and wonderfully gracious in feel. Citrus and floral notes abound in a very pretty, expressive Chardonnay that shows the aromatic style that is so common here. White flowers, mint and saline overtones add closing layers to this pretty and inviting Chardonnay from Greg Brewer's Diatom label.

Antonio Galloni, September 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

From a vintage described as epic from Greg, the 2018 Chardonnay Bar-M comes from a vineyard just off Highway 101 and vines planted in 1996. It offers Chablis-like lemon notes as well as hints of tropical fruits, a medium-bodied, rounded, textured style on the palate, beautiful fruit, and a clean finish.

October 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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From a vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley, this bottling by Greg Brewer begins with fresh aromas of passion fruit, citron, lime leaf and wet cement. The palate is tightly wound with slightly sour tones of guava peel, presenting a very fresh, no-oak style that still has plenty of character.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Sleek, offering hints of tropical fruits to the lithe white fruit and citrus flavors. The spicy finish is rich and juicy, showing savory accents. Drink now through 2023.

Kim Marcus, December 15, 2019