Hard to believe this is vintage Chardonnay; on first blush, acidic, citric, aggressively tropical. But with some air, and warmth, a lovely apple, pear and stone fruit comes forward, a modest vanilla balanced with a nuanced gun metal finish are reminiscent of tasting rooms in Burgundy.
The bottom line: We didn’t love this. At least not by the glass. But by golly we didn’t hate it, and with a plain roast chicken it was delectable. As a complement wine, it was fresh, nutty, piquant and crisp.
Price: From the vineyard, but not expensive in USD.
Market Liquidity: It makes the cut, but it’s not first past pole.