This wine did not fare well in the Palate Press Grand Tasting, scoring only two stars out of five. The wine tastes of a laboratory, not a vineyard. Oak treatment is obvious. The classic apple of chardonnay appears here more like apple flavoring that apples from a tree. The finish falls off quickly, followed by a bitter after-taste. Not recommended.

WHO: Valentin Bianchi
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $12 (Media sample)

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