By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/9/2011 | Send Email
Extremely classy California Chardonnay here, made by Steve Dooley, former President/winemaker at Edna Valley Vineyards. The fruit is sourced from from two southwest facing sites that are fairly calcareous, which accounts for the mineral backbone supporting this rich and full Chardonnay. The nose greets you with aromas of ripe tropical fruit aromas, creamy vanilla, and brioche; the palate, though creamy and broad, also has acidity and finishes clean and crisp, a clear nod to Burgundy. It is lighter and more food-friendly on the palate than the nose suggests. Any lover of Chardonnay, be it from California or Burgundy, can appreciate the flavor, texture, and balance of this finely crafted wine. One of our best California Chardonnays under $20 in stock right now.