Vinous 92 points – Supple and racy, the 2015 Chardonnay Nuits Blanches au Bouge is also the most immediate of the 2015 Chardonnays in this range. There is plenty to like, that much its obvious. Two years in 100% new oak gives the wine many of its signatures, including a level of textural unctuousness that works beautifully here.
Jeb Dunnuck 92 points – The 2015 Chardonnay Nuits-Blanches au Bouge comes from the Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat vineyards (both in the Santa Maria Valley) and spent 20 months in new barrels. Medium gold-colored, with vibrant, sauteed apple, peach, brioche, and spicy aromas and flavors, it has a tight, vibrant style on the palate, juicy acidity, and a great finish. Like all of Jim’s wines, it has a classic, old school feel, yet this also shows the charming, rounded style of the 2016 vintage nicely.