Clos Julien is tiny winery with a reputation of sourcing the best of California’s coastal vineyard sites for fine, elegant renditions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their latest release of Chardonnay comes from a small site on the second ridge off the Pacific Ocean, Spanish Springs.
Spanish Springs is a low-yielding, south-facing vineyard with vines rooted in very limestone and marine shale-based soils. 2019 was exactly the type of vintage CJ looks for in developing aromatic complexity and finesse in their Chardonnay.
Other wines from this vineyard are already going for $65 a bottle and are worth every penny. But due to our ongoing house white partnership with the Clos Julien team – while we’re not pouring this in the restaurant right now, we can offer to you for just $17.50. No joke.
The 2019 Clos Julien Chardonnay Price Canyon is phenomenal. Easily the best ClosJulien in history. Much more Maconnais in style than any California offering I’ve ever tasted. Even better – the price is absolutely embarrassing. You can’t expect we’ll be able to offer a Single-Vineyard Coastal Chardonnay from an up-and-coming vineyard at this price for long.
Delicious by itself as an aperitif but a fantastic foil to the cuisine of summer, scallops, grilled poultry, and summer corn.