What a wonderful, optimistic and uplifting start to 2019. A beautiful white; crisp, clean, minerally, the proverbial oyster shells, with hints of honeydew melon and a whisper of jasmine. A long buttery finish. When Hugh Johnson writes about his love of acidity, I think this wine epitomizes that sentiment, with a tart acidity extremely well balanced on the palate. Not knock your socks of Burgundy, but restrained and evocative of terroir. Zero complaints.
Price: Gifted but I’ve seen it at the Kitsilano Wine Cellar in the mid 30s.
Market Liquidity: The yin and yang of new and old world Chardonnay.