California chardonnay in the French style. Nothing wrong with this fine bottle. None of the piercing oak-highs you expect from a Monterey chard. Tropical fruit, maybe even coconut, and superb balance. Extremely food friendly. A great restaurant choice if you ever have the choice.
We had this with some beet salad dressed in minted raspberry vinaigrette, vegetable soup, walnuts and crudités. Wowed on a weekday eve. From the same family as Rutherford Ranch, a bottle we were less keen on.
Price: $19.99 USD; still trying to find in BC (not to be confused with NZ Allan Scott wines…)
Market Liquidity: Not bad for not Burdundy.