Loads of fresh fruit flavors with a background of caramel and toast are in this “classic” Carneros Chardonnay. Partial malolactic and neutral French oak aged accounts for the low butter flavor. The fruit is the star here, and it’s a blend of tropical, pear/apple and citrus. The Blacksmith Chardonnay from Carneros hits the mark!
Winemaker Matt Smith is based in Alameda on the San Francisco Bay. His wines are always well-made, delicious and distinctive for the price. If you had $500 to spend on a variety of good, artisan California wine and could only buy from one winery, I’d suggest Blacksmith Wines to maximize your $500.
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