Cost: $23.95 (Clearance price: $19.25)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: Wine wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: Santa Maria Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Alcohol: 14.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Too much oak and not enough fruit to balance it
Positives: This wine features medium+ toasted oak, marzipan, resin, baked apple & butterscotch. Full body and with good acidity & a fairly long length.
Negatives: A lot of bitterness and lack of fruit
Interesting Point: It’s a screw cap which is unusual for California Chards.
Drink now and pair it with spicy crawfish gumbo.
Tasted: 13 February 2014
Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8/10 (Clearance price: 8.5/10) Total: 16.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5