Central Coast, CA
$5 at Renton, WA (purchased 4/29)
Crisp nose of melon, apple, and oak. Nice mouth feel with apple, some citrus, and mellow melon. Vanilla spices and the oak is not overdone, in fact nothing is overdone. Good balance and acidity with a medium finish. I would rate this above average for an inexpensive chardonnay and I really didn’t find anything offensive. It is a decent deal at $5 ($4 in CA) and given the sale an even better deal. This is something you might want to have on hand for unexpected guests and parties of people who aren’t particular on what you serve them. I give it a drinkable plus. I am not sure what is keeping me back from a thumbs up other than it wasn’t distinctive enough for me. Maybe I will pick up another bottle during the sale and try it again.
In fact, due to the apparent wide availability, this would be a good wine for everyone to try during the sale and then come back here and use the voting buttons below. Let’s see who’s out there! Pay to play!