Alexander Valley, WA
$9 at Renton, WA (purchased 4/14/14)
The first wiff of this wine had me looking at the label again as it smelled like a sauvignon blanc. Lot’s of citrus with an herbal grassiness in the nose. Crisp on the palate and good acidity with lemon chiffon, herbs, and a little creaminess. The finish had a slightly bitter note. It has the character of a tank fermented wine with no or little oak. It is well made and very stylistic and certainly not a typical California chardonnay with the herbaceous component. I think this would age well and soften and be pretty interesting with the right food. I might just buy another bottle and lay it down for a few years just for fun. I am torn between drinkable and thumbs up and the price point is a little on the high side for GO. I would be really interested in anyone else’s opinion on this one.