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CAMINO Chardonnay  "Soberanes Vineyard"  Santa Lucia Highlands 2016

Retail Price: $42

Value Rating: 3.3

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: April 8, 2019
Cases Produced: 100

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DDWA Score: 91

Very Good Value


Racy lemon and Macintosh apple play kindly with light caramel, toasted brioche and roast hazelnut smells and flavors. Impressively rich and full-flavored and, simultaneously, tangy and sunshine-bright make for a delicious, impressive Chardonnay from Camino Cellars. Tiny production: only 4 barrels made (just one of them new). One of the best under-$50 Chardonnays I’ve had from anywhere.

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Napa producer Camino Cellars is made, owned and operated by Tadeo Borchardt, also the long-time winemaker at Neyers Vineyard. He makes tiny amounts of three wines: this Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 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.

Watch my video “Tasting With Tadeo.”

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