A very ballsy chardonnay. Robust, forward, nothing restrained. That’s another way of saying it doesn’t have that delicate, French style of refinement common in those over-the-top pricey Burgundies, which is not a partisan comment, it just is. We took a pass on their everyday chardonnay, but this lovely bottle gave us pause.
Wicked legs. Think Usain Bolt. It could stand up to some very hearty fare, I reckon, although we sensibly had it with salmon (wild sockeye, baked, a little garlic aioli on the side). If you like a bold, direct and assertive white, this is it. And, frankly, after several bottles recently of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurtz, it was nice for a bit of a shock.
Price: $17 US in Seattle, the red “equivalent” is $30 in Vancouver at private wine shops.
Market Liquidity: When it’s do or die.