Monthly Tasting Group LTB; California (by MdW): In the bouquet tropical flavors like papaya, mango, pineapple and also honey and caramel. Same on the palate. Tart lime. Also yellow fruits like banana, minerals. Good freshness. A bit fat mouth feel. Ok wine; not really exclusive.
This is the best $18 Chardonnay I have tasted. Has great citrus flavors and minimal oak for a crisp slate, lemon-lime and a hint of pineapple taste. Has a Sauvignon Blanc crispness with the more sophisticated mouth of a chardonnay. Great value.
Everything a "next generation" California Chardonnay ought to be -- luscious fruit aromas and flavors, solid acidity, subtle kiss of oak, and enduring finish. Loved sharing this wine with Ashley and David -- it is like a trip to Santa Ynez Valley in a single bottle of wine.
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