I’d never heard of StoneCap Wines when I ran across this on the shelves at a local grocery store. Label indicates all the grapes used to make this Chardonnay are grown in StoneCap’s Goose Ridge Vineyard – estate grown, as it were.
Notes: The bouquet of this Washington selection was fairly light with scents of citrus, grass and wildflowers. The wine was a very pale yellow, and it was light-bodied with good acidity. At 12.5% alcohol, it could have been sweet on the palate. I thought, however, the bright acidity kept it from going too far in that direction. Flavors I found included lemon, a hint of cream, grass and grapefruit. On the lingering finish the citrus hung in along with a note of warm baking spices. Overall it was a pretty decent glass of Chardonnay. Now I want to sample some of the other StoneCap wines. Nice discovery for me at the local Giant.