Blah. It comes with several prestigious reviews and high points. So it must be good. But unfortunately this is everything we’re not looking for in a Chardonnay: Heavy, syrupy, cloying, food un-friendly (food-annoying, food-distracting). I was stunned to see it described as elegant with a subtle minerality in our local reviewer’s column. No. Not true. Ridge, they make a couple of chardonnays that are elegant with a subtle minerality; see one here. So does Fevre. And a heap of others. But, having just come back from Chile where we sipped elegant wines glass after glass, this was a downer of the first order.
A few weeks ago when we had some Huet Vouvray, it, too, had a heaviness on the palate, but the nuance, depth and flavour profile stunned us. In a good way. This, not so much. Not at all.
Price: $21.99 at Everything Wine
Market Liquidity: No dice.