Silverdale, WA 14.5% alc. (Purchased on 6/5/14)
Brilliant, pale medium green/golden. Full fruit pear and lemon/lime citrus nose with very restrained (if any) oak. It’s soft and lush on the palate; almost on the flabby precipice. But there’s enough acidity to brighten it up and balance it out. Also tastes like there may be some residual sugar, which only adds to the fruitiness. Flavors are more pear and citrus with spice…and the back label accurately describes it this way as well. Somewhat reminiscent of the Marlo RRV Chardonnay that I really liked, but softer and fruitier. This should be a crowd pleaser for gatherings. If there’s still some at my local GO, I’ll be returning for a few more. BTW, nice enough packaging with a real cork.
When I Googled the Thomas Scott website noted on the back label, it took me to the site for L2S (Love to Share Wine) home page. Looks like a corporation with four production facilities, somewhat similar to Precept Brands (another GO “partner”) here in WA. They apparently also produce Napa Trail Napa wines and First Vine California wines. I suspect all are moderately priced for a large audience. This Thomas Scott Chardonnay reminded me of Kendall-Jackson’s mid-level Chardonnay…also, interestingly enough called Grand Reserve…a term that is pretty much meaningless, but looks good on a label.