Found this selection on sale at a local grocery store. Based on what I see online, the sale price – $8.99 – is closer to the average price in other markets. In my area, as you can see, the price is a little higher. Like 45% higher! Glad I waited for the sale.
Winemaker: Sterling Vineyards
Wine: Vintner’s Collection Chardonnay
Appellation: Central Coast, CA
Notes: This California Chardonnay was a light lemon yellow in the glass. On the nose I got citrus and pear. It was light-bodied with good (I’d even say zingy) acidity. Alcohol was at 13.5%. On the palate I found loads of lemon, some grapefruit, touches of oak, a hint of butter and grass. As it warmed to room temperature, I also found a floral note – honeysuckle. I think this would be a great wine to serve with a fish course. I wouldn’t call it refined, but it did seem a better balanced Chardonnay than I’ve had in a while. Then again, I’m focused on inexpensive selections. At any rate, I enjoyed this Sterling Chardonnay (at the price I paid – lol).