Chardonnays this delicious are rarely also this affordable. Aromas of pineapple and lemon curd melt into beeswax and jasmine. The generous palate brings a jolt of salinity into play against buttery pie crust and citrus. The finish is long and lingering, balancing vanilla bean with light acidity.
It would be hard to find a better Chardonnay at this price. A blend of grapes from two AVAs, it's been given reserve-level care, including aging in 10% new French oak. Toasty, tasty and well balanced, it offers ripe apple fruit accented with nut butter and caramel.