Thursday, December 20, 2018

Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast 2017 Chardonnay

Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast 2017 Chardonnay, $16.14-$22.99, 86 points, was a lovely light gold color.
Smells of caramel, vanilla, and amazing pome blossoms were quite oaky, but beautiful nonetheless.
Medium-bodied with good acidity showed silky and presented flavors typical of the aromas with complementary lemon.
Finished on the fading palate, a touch of ginger, and an appropriate 14.5% alcohol.
Rather 'large-framed' with oak, and apropos with certain seafood dishes (lobster with drawn butter), simply prepared poultry, and even savory meats, and soft cheeses, but I always seem to walk a tightrope with these oaky Chardonnays; having a fair QPR, right-up front, not my style of Chardonnay, and I owe up to my bias.


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