Amanda scored this wine: 86/100
I consider myself a wine-lover, not a wine snob; yet when it comes to chardonnay, I can carry a slight wine-snob-esque aura. My chardonnay experience is hit-and-miss (I am not a fan of a wine that tastes like I am directly licking the oak barrel...but, to each their own). This chardonnay is NOT that at all. I was pleasantly surprised, especially for the price point ($15.99). The best descriptor I have for this wine is creamy and mouth-watering. It has a subtle aroma of vanilla and tropical fruit, banana and ripe mango in particular. When you drink it, this medium-bodied wine blankets your mouth like a chardonnay hug, leaving a long finish with tingle of spice, a hint of oak, and the perfect amount of acidity to make your palate long for more. The bottle notes say this chard pairs well with seafood (which I would not doubt)and it was also the perfect partner for my carrot-ginger soup with fresh bread and cheese. Win for Chardonnay!