VARNER Chardonnay, Spring Ridge Vineyard 'Home Block' 2014

The 2014 ‘Home Block’ is a wonderfully complex Chardonnay from Jim and Bob Varner. As this begins to unwind it releases lovely aromas of Asian pear, lemon zest, honeysuckle, white tea and flinty minerals all emerge from the glass. On the palate this is broad and richly textured, but beautifully balanced with gorgeous underlying acidity lasting through the finish. The 'Home Block' is already simply delicious, but I expect it to become even more compelling over the next few years. (Best 2016-2024) - June, 2016 (JD)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: June, 2016
  • Producer: Varner
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2024
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Importer: N/A

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