2015 J. Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

Our award winning Chardonnay has orange blossoms wafing near toasting French oack staves, savory apple and lime zest, browned butter and brulee, clean ocean breeze, hints of tropical fruit (guava/pineapple), complex and surprisingly integrated for such a young Chardonnay. Apple créme brulee, lime zest and citrus blossom, rich with a flavor akin to pears poached in butter. Firm acid, quite dry, but supported by a good dollop of fruity and oak - toasted richness. Slightly leaner style than 2013, but with enough malolactic and oak treatment to leave no doubt this is a crafty and deliciouslly balanced Chardonnay. Ready to drink now but will become a little more complex, mineral and nutty between 5 and 8 years from vintage date. Decanting/aerating suggested through 2019.

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2013 J. Wilkes Central Coast Chanda's Reserve Chardonnay

Chanda’s Chardonnay Reserve is an impeccable balance between the persistent richness, bright, ripe fruit (echoes of apple, pear, quince, pineapple and guava) and delicious roundness from attack to mid-palate, with crisp acidity , hints of granitic minerality and excellent overall harmony.  Easy to sip , drink and love for novices or serious geeks!

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2014 J. Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc

The Pinot Blanc is enticing and seductive, as you swirl your glass be prepared to be overcome by Fuji apple, lime zest, nectarine flesh, orange blossoms.  Faint hint of saline minerality.  Aromatics are bright, alluring, complex and primary.  Summer in a glass.  It has great balance, peach skin, nectarine flesh, white flower, minerality and broad mouthfeel, solid crispness, attack and cut (bright, mouth-cleansing acidity).  No need to age this wine with so much deliciousness and youthful verve.  But expect some honey, slate/mineral and hazelnut to emerge in 3-7 years.  May go longer in a proper cellar for those that prefer complexity and conversation to youthful beauty.
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2015 J. Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir has ripe red berry fruits, cherry pie, Kola nut, white pepper, clove and an intense earthy/ spicy/ savory/meaty complexity that reminds me of great, young Burgundy wine. Bright, fruity, balanced and quite complex for such a juicy youngster . Light, loamy tannins add structure to the light acidity, giving palate-cleansing character that will improve almost any food that can be put on a plate or in a bowl. Persistent finish shows cherry/ rhubarb/ loamy earthy tannins that are more prevalent than I am used to in youthful SMV Pinot Noir. This youthful wine speaks volumes about the future of Santa Maria Pinot Noir typicity and gives the Sta. Rita Hills a moment of worrisome reflection. Delicious and complex now, but I prefer my pinots to lose a little baby fat before consumption, which will likely take 5-7 years. Can the wine go 10 years+? History of the vineyards used would say absolutely, but it’ s always better to drink a wine on the way up, so I will suggest 3-7 years of age on this if you prefer a little more earthy character . Decanting / aerating suggested through 2021.

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2013 J. Wilkes Central Coast Chanda Reserve Pinot Noir

Chanda’s Pinot Noir Reserve is lively and delicious from start to finish, absolutely classic Central Coast character showing both the elegance, fog, cool winds and sandy maritime soils of the Santa Maria Valley and Monterey growing areas.  Throw a dart at any menu in the county and this wine will likely match the dish perfectly.  From flasky white fish with a bit of tomato or mushroom in the recipe, light to strong artisanal cheeses, comfort food to starred Michelin cuisine, this will match it all.

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2013 J. Wilkes STA. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

The Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills has a fabulously complex nose that will remind many drinkers of Cote de Beaune.  A nice balance of ripe black berry fruit, tart red fruits and loamy earth dominate the aromas in the glass--not at all a fruit bomb--more of an earth-bomb with plenty of bright cherry and blackberry fruit to keep it lively and delicious.  Refined, complex aromas wait those who search for them deeply in the glass: cranberry, rhubarb, candied orange peel, hibiscus tea, beet-root all peek out meekly behind the enticing and understated fruit expression.  On the palate again, reminiscent of a young Burgundy wine from the Cote de Beaune--a tight-lipped young man concealing his character for the future.  Drunk young, the structure and complexity of this wine begs for food--the higher in fat the better.  Young, tight and grippy on the attack with firm structure and admirable fruit/earth in the long finish.  Complex persistence from mid-palate through finish, very rare for a new release.  Evoking both the Old and New Worlds simultaneously, this is a wine that will appeal greatly to those who pursue the earthy magic of Burgundy, but still want the California fruit/sunshine and a reasonable price point.

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2014 J. Wilkes Paso Robles Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is Plush and enticing with currant/cassis, blackberry, ripe cherries dusted with baking chocolates, all supported by echoes of oak toast, vanilla, wet slate/mineral, baking spice, faintest suggestion of eucalyptus/mint. Ripe and bold on the attach with full - bodied Cabernet character one expects from Paso Robles (mouth-coating black berry fruits, cocoa, ripe cherries and spice-lad-en cassis, but also a sense of restraint rarely found in Cabs bearing a Paso AVA.  

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2012 J.Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Late Harvest Pinot Blanc

The Pinot Blanc is enticing and seductive, as you swirl your glass be prepared to be overcome by Fuji apple, lime zest, nectarine flesh, orange blossoms.  Faint hint of saline minerality.  Aromatics are bright, alluring, complex and primary.  Summer in a glass.  It has great balance, peach skin, nectarine flesh, white flower, minerality and broad mouthfeel, solid crispness, attack and cut (bright, mouth-cleansing acidity).  No need to age this wine with so much deliciousness and youthful verve.  But expect some honey, slate/mineral and hazelnut to emerge in 3-7 years.  May go longer in a proper cellar for those that prefer complexity and conversation to youthful beauty. Note: This is a 375mL product.
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