Who would have thought a Sonoma Chardonnay could pass as a New Zealand Sauv Blanc? To which I only mean that this is an astringent, green and boisterous white without the characteristic oaken notes of California Chard, and with a bright zestiness that has none of the heavy cloying attributes you’d anticipate in new world Chards. Not 100% to my taste, not I think quite as accomplished as the Burgundy style it aspires to, this is still a remarkable white at the price.
Price: $14 US (which, after conversion and taxes comes to something in the high 20s CDN)
Market Liquidity: Eloquent but not momentous.