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CAMINO Chardonnay   "Soberanes Vineyard"  Santa Lucia Highlands 2015

Retail Price: $42

Value Rating: 3.2

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: August 20, 2018
Cases Produced: 110

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Very Good Value


All from Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, where the wines are not shy. Camino Chardonnay Soberanes is rich, spicy and complex. Smell and taste lemon custard, apple butter, peach purée, nutmeg and roast coffee. With this richness comes an undercurrent of acidity that levitates the wine. I really like how the nutmeg-y spice and roasted flavors from the barrel are integrated into the wine. It is barrel fermented, full malolactic, aged in 30% new French oak.

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Napa producer Camino is made, owned and operated by Tadeo Borchardt, also the long-time winemaker at Neyers Vineyard. He makes tiny amounts of three wines: this Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chardonnay is all from “Soberanes,” a vineyard co-owned, co-farmed by the Pisoni (Pisoni Estate, Lucia Wines) and Franscioni (ROAR Wines) families. All of Borchardt’s wines are both full-flavored and full of pleasing uniqueness. And tiny production: about 300 cases made total of his three current wines on the market.

All of Borchardt’s wines are both full-flavored and full of pleasing uniqueness. And tiny production: about 300 cases made total of his three current wines on the market.

For all the Camino wines I’ve reviewed, GO HERE.

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