Th Californians are making great strides at dialing down the oak on the chards and letting the fruit shine through. I submit this as an example. Pale to golden in color with a mild varietal nose. On the mid palate the chard fruit shines through with some lovely apple and pear. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smokey, oaky notes along with some spicy notes. This is a lovely smooth varietal chard. Not over baked. It’s nice crisp and dry. I would give it a solid 89 which for the price is a great deal!
Sterling Chardonnay 2013 — VINTAGES#: 330233
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Release Date:November 12, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By:Treasury Wine Estates Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Rich Varietal:ChardonnayDescriptionFounded in 1964, Sterling is both one of the foundational properties in Napa Valley and one of the first to work with Chardonnay. Their 2013 is sourced from sites in the southern reaches of the Napa Valley, and features fruit from cool-climate locations in Carneros. You can expect this to offer the bright and balanced acidity typical of these sites. It will be a great match for buttered shrimp. #22.95