Thursday, February 24, 2022

Sonoma Junction Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2019

I usually don't get much from label descriptions, but this one seems to me spot-on: "Meyer lemon, ripe pear and vanilla." And those are pretty good traits to have in a Chardonnay, providing ripe fruit, acidity and spicy oak.

Bright yellow. No obvious oak aromas or flavors. Medium full body. Good flavors but finish is a bit rough. The Meyer lemon notes seem dominant to me, and I like that. 

Sonoma has good sites for Chardonnay vineyards, and this wine is a step above your typical California Chardonnay even though it was available for $7.99 at my local Trader Joe's store. I am hoping it will still be availabler when I go back.

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