Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay

9.128 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

I wanted to like this more. It was missing something insightful, idk. Good acid and fruit, although the abv is somewhat high, it wasn’t pronounced

I wanted to like this more. It was missing something insightful, idk. Good acid and fruit, although the abv is somewhat high, it wasn’t pronounced

Jul 18th, 2020
Ron R
9.3

Prior notes apply. Loving this chard with my soul mate...

Prior notes apply. Loving this chard with my soul mate...

Sep 23rd, 2019
Matt Sterr

Clean and pure Chardonnay.

Clean and pure Chardonnay.

Jun 1st, 2019
Kapyrick Wine

V2018. Whoa! Really good, really different. Peaches, melons, wet rocks nose. Creamy, ripe tropical fruit, peach, melon and lime fruits. Saline and mineral finish. Nicely balanced, loved it!!

V2018. Whoa! Really good, really different. Peaches, melons, wet rocks nose. Creamy, ripe tropical fruit, peach, melon and lime fruits. Saline and mineral finish. Nicely balanced, loved it!!

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2019
Dawn E.

I have rated this previously and absolutely recommend this! Just delicious and not a butter bomb!

I have rated this previously and absolutely recommend this! Just delicious and not a butter bomb!

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2021
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9.3

From a site in Los Alamos, the 2017 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, Vinous, September 2019)

From a site in Los Alamos, the 2017 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, Vinous, September 2019)

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019
Dawn E.

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019
Kevin Driscoll

Kevin had this 3 years ago

Kevin had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2019
Nicolas Lau

A real wine here, with structure, balance, and trickyness. Someone mentioned lemon oil on the nose and I also taste it on the palate, followed by medium mineral notes. Finally finishing with either very light acidity, or nice medium acidity. Every sip seems to give me a different level of acidity, even while drinking without food. This wine is a nice balance of fruit and mineral and acidity. Another review mentioned an old world feel, and I also get that too. All in all this is a great wine for under $30. But for $20 more you can get Nickel and Nickel. Just a thought.

A real wine here, with structure, balance, and trickyness. Someone mentioned lemon oil on the nose and I also taste it on the palate, followed by medium mineral notes. Finally finishing with either very light acidity, or nice medium acidity. Every sip seems to give me a different level of acidity, even while drinking without food. This wine is a nice balance of fruit and mineral and acidity. Another review mentioned an old world feel, and I also get that too. All in all this is a great wine for under $30. But for $20 more you can get Nickel and Nickel. Just a thought.

Apr 23rd, 2021
James Weingarten

Agree with previous. Great balance. Don’t taste the alcohol despite the high level. Great stone fruit. Not a butter bomb.

Agree with previous. Great balance. Don’t taste the alcohol despite the high level. Great stone fruit. Not a butter bomb.

Mar 28th, 2021