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Sean Minor 4B Chardonnay 2021
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Wine Enthusiast 89
"Overall, this Chardonnay offers a great balance of flavors and textures with well-integrated oak and lees notes alongside the ripe fruit profile. Find notes of lemon, lime, green apple, yogurt and cheese with sprinklings of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. — Stacy Briscoe"

Tasting Notes
"Sean Minor's Central Coast Chardonnay is incredibly well-balanced and over delivers big time at this price point. It displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the ... read more
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Shelf Location — 55c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Screw Cap
Store Item ID:#54915
Location at store:55c
Item Description
Wine Enthusiast 89
"Overall, this Chardonnay offers a great balance of flavors and textures with well-integrated oak and lees notes alongside the ripe fruit profile. Find notes of lemon, lime, green apple, yogurt and cheese with sprinklings of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. — Stacy Briscoe"

Tasting Notes
"Sean Minor's Central Coast Chardonnay is incredibly well-balanced and over delivers big time at this price point. It displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the wine shows notes of toasted pear, ripe peach and crisp green apple with a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. The mid-palate displays subtle oak nuances which are well integrated and evolve into a hint of minerality leading to a lingering clean finish. A very versatile, food-friendly Chardonnay, and an excellent value."~Distributor Notes

The Estate
A true ngociant, Sean Minor does not own a winery or a vineyard, yet his name stands for character and value in wines in 49 states across the country. Born in Kansas, Sean attended Arizona State University where he received a degree in finance and met his wife, Nicole, before venturing into the world of wine. After cutting his teeth at Napas Beaulieu Vineyard, Sean furthered his education in wine at U.C. Davis in Viticulture and Enology and subsequently was recruited to manage viticulture at King Estate Winery & Benton-Lane Winery in Oregon. Sean would soon move his family to California for the opportunity to manage Renwood Winery, where he was able to hone his skills in operations and marketing.

Through their experiences in the wine industry, Sean and Nicole were able to identify a gap in the market consumers were yearning for wines that were easy to enjoy, true to terroir, and didnt break the bank and in 2005, Sean Minor Wines was born. Initially, the brand was called Four Bears in honor of their four children. Since then, the business has evolved, their name has changed, and production has grown to some 150,000 cases. Since the Minors dont own any vineyards, they invest diligently in long-term contracts with prized grape growers and sustainable farms throughout California and Oregon. Seans goal is to keep costs down while maximizing quality at every step, and to offer wines that truly represent the appellation from which theyre produced. Consulting winemaker Will Bucklin has been on staff since the start. A graduate of UC Davis enology program, Will gained experience at Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Thomas Hardy in Australia, and Navarro Vineyards in Mendocino, before meeting Sean at King Estate in Oregon. Together, Will and Sean work very closely with the fruit sources and are able to maintain consistent production year after year.
About Sean Minor
"Every once in a while we are presented with wines that are complete "no brainers", and Sean Minor's wines certainly fell into that category. They all offer tremendous quality and balance at incredibly low prices.

Sean Minor has been in the wine business for 20+ years, starting at Beaulieu Vineyards and then moving to Oregon to run King Estate and Benton Lane wineries. He then returned to California to oversee Renwood Winery and then started his own label in 2005.

In 2011, Sean began to offer wines under the Sean Minor label and the Sean Minor Four Bears (which refers to his four children) label. The Sean Minor label features premier regions from California and now includes the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros Pinot Noir and Napa Valley Red Blend. The Sean Minor Four Bears label represents the same quality in an affordable, everyday style and includes the Central Coast Chardonnay, Central Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sean's goal is to keep costs down and yet maximize quality at every step. As Sean states, "My winemaking philosophy is to offer wines that exude quality and truly represent the appellation from which they're produced, yet are affordable for everyday enjoyment." To achieve this, he starts with a base for each wine that he crafts from grapes he vinifies at his winery. He augments this with selected lots of purchased wines when top quality juice comes available on the bulk market."
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