This is my style of chardonnay, more Burgundian than New World. There’s oak and richness but crispness on the palate, especially in the beginning and end. Peach, tangerine and minerality all contribute to the complexity, with acidity and good structure in the body and finish. Good balance.
Sip on its own, or serve with a variety of (non-spicy) dinner dishes from fish to chicken to meat.
Highly Recommended: 92 points – BSE
WHO: Edna Valley Vineyards
WHAT: 100% chardonnay
WHERE: San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley AVA, California
HOW MUCH: around $40 (media sample)