Well, it was time for this Kenwood Chardonnay. After all, I had their Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot recently. This bottle is the last in the Kenwood trio I bought at the store awhile back.
Winemaker: Kenwood Vineyards
Appellation: Sonoma County, CA
Notes: This California Chardonnay was a bright yellow in the glass. On the nose I got lemon, apple, and floral notes. It had a good weight on the tongue. On the palate I found very ripe pineapple, lemon and toasty oak with hints of butterscotch and artichoke. For those who don’t like heavily oaked whites, it was a definite but by no means overpowering presence in this Kenwood. Alcohol is at 13.5%, and acidity is good. I wish it cost a few bucks less, of course, but I will be checking around now to see if another store has it for less.
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