California; 13.1% ABV
$5 at the Oakland, CA, store on 18 Dec
This wine started out with strong tropical fruit flavors of papaya, mango, and golden kiwi, with the usual Chardonnay slightly buttery yellow apple in the background. This all sounds pretty good, but toward the end of the taste, these flavors meld into a sort of unpleasant mustiness associated with the oak.
The next day, the wine is more integrated, with the yellow apple more prominent, but the flavors are much the same, except perhaps adding a slightly spoiled taste in the finish. I feel like this slightly weird wine is on the lower end of Drinkable.