Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Groth Napa Valley 2010 Chardonnay

Groth Napa Valley 2010 Chardonnay, $22.18-$30.99, 93 points, appears as a light gold color with hints of lime.
Lovely aroma of toasty citrus and kiwi begins an evaluation that will certainly conflict with what others have written about this Chardonnay.
Not being a fan of California Chardonnay leaves me prone to like them more as they tend to be least Chardonnay-like in character; Big Cali Chardonnay, too buttery, too strident, the ones that almost everyone has come to expect, leave me over-whelmed, but this crisp, medium bodied white wine of excellent acidity and citrusy/kiwi flavors was enjoyed by all as a stand-alone refreshment (rather dry for a Chardonnay).
Those reviews which claim this Groth a too buttery or too woody of a wine, appear to be drinking something I did not experience at all.
Finishes with a long ginger spice to tie the ribbon on a very good Chardonnay.


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