2016 Chardonnay

Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block 11, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Producer

    Scar of the Sea

  • What we love

    Sourced from a very special block high on a hillside and tucked away in a canyon at the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara. A wine of pedigree and distinction, the 2016 “Block 11” Chardonnay is California sunshine in a bottle, with rich texture, lemon and lime, hints of caramel, ripe pear, guava, citrus blossom, almonds, and a long finish. Terrific!

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About this Wine

“The [Scar of the Sea] wines I have tasted are superb. Wine lovers should do whatever they can to taste these wines, as they are special.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

  • 94 points, Antonio Galloni
  • 93 points, Wine Enthusiast

 

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12.5% | Production: 100 cases
  • Winemaking: Made with organic grapes. Barrel fermented with native yeasts and aged on lees for 16 months.
  • Drink now through 2026

Mikey Giugni & Michael Brughelli

Owners + Winemakers


Established in 2012, Scar of the Sea is a 50-50 partnership founded by longtime friends and colleagues, Mikey Giugni and Michael Brughelli.

Giugni oversees production of their popular hard ciders, their Pet Nat and their county-designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Brughelli oversees their single-vineyard offerings, made inside a small, modest winery space located a few hundred yards as the crow flies from Au Bon Climat Winery. There Brughelli keeps careful watch over about 24 barrels of their single-vineyard Pinot Noir and 12 barrels of their single-vineyard Chardonnay, including their critically-acclaimed Bien Nacido Block 11 Chardonnay.

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