Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
For us in Canada, when I see a Napa Chard from a well known producer for under $20, I think “to good to be true”. This wine is good & true.
Positives: This wine features mild toasted oak, buttered popcorn, lemon drops, pineapple, nutmeg, peach, baked apple and light Easter Lily on the nose. Full body with fairly good acidity & a long length.
Negatives: There’s a lot of heat from the 14.5% alcohol
Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with pork chops with apple cider glaze.
Tasted: 30 April 2014
Score: 9/10, Value: 9.5+/10, Total: 18.5+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+