I found myself charmed by this Northern California Chardonnay – which turned out to be anything but typical. The wine is clean and crisp with a touch of fruit. It’s actually a great introduction to the Chablis style of Chardonnay. Minerality jumps out at you in the aroma and persists
How often do you open a wine and get just what you’re hoping for? For me, this was one of those times when I got what I had hoped for in a Sonoma chardonnay: a wine that has some fruitiness and plenty of minerality, along with a backbone of structure.
Do you know what tesserae are? I didn’t before my recent visit to Garden Creek Vineyards in Geyserville, California. (For the record, tesserae are small blocks of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic). Picking up ancient Greek lingo isn’t standard practice at wineries,
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