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. 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 – we come in at a crazy good under $20/bottle price.
The 2020 Clos Julien Chardonnay Price Canyon is an absolutely phenomenal, flawlessly crafted single-vineyard Chardonnay. As bright and refreshing as you could want, it hits with clean, pristine green apple fruits, pears and citrus notes with great minerality and a lingering, bright finish.
It’s no surprise it’s our most ordered and re-ordered white wine, our #1 white wine of the year and my #2 overall wine of the year! Savior every case of this you can while it’s here and at this great price!
Delicious by itself as an aperitif but a fantastic foil to the cuisine of summer, scallops, grilled poultry, and summer corn.