Tyler Winery, Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard-W Block, 2017

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Justin Willet is quickly becoming a Chardonnay master. Born in Santa Barbara, he knows the region, its vineyards and its grapes better than just about anyone. He seeks out some of its oldest vines, including the 45 year old W Block in the Bien Nacido Vineyard, to making glittering examples of powerful, bright, and structured Chardonnay year after year. The Santa Barbara County is steely Chablisien steal. 

"The 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard - W Block is a terrific example of the vintage and site. Deeply perfumed and nuanced, the 2017 is utterly beguiling from the very first taste. Sweet floral notes, mint, green apple and lemon confit open up effortlessly, but more than anything, the W Block is distinguished by its textured, resonant feel." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Tyler Winery

Back in 2005 winemaker Justin Willet tucked away 8 barrels in the back of the winery that he was working. Born in Santa Barbara, Justin has the maritime terroir of Santa Rita Hill and Santa Maria Valley in his veins. It was just a matter of time before he would emerge as a champion of the region and the extraordinary Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays it could produce. Today he is known as one of the driving forces behind the rising fame of Santa Barbara and has influenced the wine world beyond.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 93
"The 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block W opens with crushed shell and a light petrol note over warm white peach, yellow apple, lime peel, pastry crust, saline and elderflower aromas. The palate is light to medium-bodied, chalky textured and mineral-driven with nuanced fruits that flesh out to creamy citrus flavors, enlivened by tangy acidity and finishing very long and nervy." -Robert Parker


D 93
"Yet another excellent rendition of the own-rooted, original Bien Nacido Chardonnay vines planted in 1973 is Tyler’s 2017 “W Block” bottling. The nose bounds from the glass with tropical and citrus fruit aromas. The palate is rich, chewy and creamy, displaying flavors of mango, tangerine and almond skin. The power instilled by these old vines is admirable, consistent, and shows no sign of wearing off over the next decade at the least."