Daou Bodyguard Santa Barbara Chardonnay
Daou Bodyguard Santa Barbara Chardonnay

Daou Bodyguard Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2020 Rated 90WE

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Rated 90
Lime leaf, crumbled herb and chiseled stone aromas hit the nose in this bottling, a new project for the Daou brothers. The palate is bright in a citrus tonic flavor, with a Key lime pie element that arises as well.

Wine Tasting Notes
Daou Bodyguard Santa Barbara Chardonnay is a wine of uncommon opulence. The vintage offers fragrant aromas of golden apple, buttered toast, honey and lilac. Subtle notes of bartlett pear, star fruit, hibiscus and nutmeg round out the elegant, floral bouquet. The texture is smooth and silky, cascading across the palate with enticing flavors of spiced pear, Granny Smith apple, golden kiwi and honeysuckle, all underlain by mouthwatering minerality. Secondary layers reveal nuances of white peach and toasty oak, hazelnut, honeydew melon and citrus zest. A crisp, clean finish shows remarkable length with lingering notes of lemon curd and pineapple.