Au Contraire Russian River Valley Sonoma County 2014 Chardonnay, $13.99-$29.99, 85-87 points, poured a brassy color trailing almost clear at the glass edge.
Smells of pome fruit and flowers were marked by a slight hint of tomato juice, though that diminished the next day.
Medium-bodied, stony, with fair-plus acidity, and flavor notes of vanilla, lemon meringue, hints of apple, and a typical neutral Chardonnay flavor, all of which were much better the second day and were serviceable.
First opened and unsatisfactorily paired with my turkey stew.
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