Jeez Louise, this is good, ripe, rich Chardonnay from a big producer in the Livermore Valley, and an amazing deal. It starts with a Burgundian nose of slight oak and citrus, then dances with intense layers of pear, vanilla and caramel toffee, a healthy dose of defining minerality throughout.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.