The 2016 A to Z Chardonnay has abundant, juicy fruit aromas that jump right out of the glass; just-picked Anjou pear, green apple, white flowers, lime rind, lemon & grapefruit pith. Subtle aromas of white flowers and honeysuckle arise with just a hint of flintiness. On the palate, the balance is seamless. Fruit again leads with quince and lemon giving way to a stoniness and salinity that makes this wine lip-smacking good. There is a richness and ripeness to the wine that is somehow in perfect balance with the freshness and tension of the acidity. This is a wine that begs for a second (and third!) taste.
Wine EnthusiastWell built and firmly-centered on apple flesh and skin flavors, this is a fine, everyday Chardonnay. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel, it has balanced, natural-tasting acidity that provides a solid foundation for the fruit, with no chalkiness or artificial flavors.