The Paring has an extraordinary pedigree.
Made from the vineyard blocks that are either too young or don't fit into the vintage style of the highly acclaimed Jonata and The Hilt wines—The Paring is essentially a "chip off the old block. The grapes are sourced primarily from three Santa Barbara regions on the vanguard: Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley.
2015 The Paring Chardonnay....$23.99
Coming from declassified lots of the Hilt Chardonnay, the 2015 Chardonnay offers of a clean, crisp style, medium-bodied richness and outstanding notes of spiced apples, citrus blossom and brioche. It's a terrific Chardonnay that's going to compete with wines that cost 2-3x its going rate.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck