2008 Stretto Chardonnay

Napa Valley, CA; 14.5% ABV
$6 (I think) at the Richmond, CA, store on 14 July

2008_Stretto_ChardThis heavy bottle with its elegant front label and a nice story on the back (includes nice tasting notes and says “aged 10 months in 20% new French Oak Barrels”) made this wine look quite promising.  However, opening it was a big disappointment.  Whatever nice delicate flavors may have been there were completely overshadowed by unpleasant oxidation.  This wine is too old or was cooked somewhere along the way.

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