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