Golden Winery, Chardonnay Monterey County 2019 750ML
Monterey County, California Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: The golden yellow hue is clearly embraced through the clear glass bottle. Nothing to hide here. It looks like liquid gold! On the nose, classic tropical and stone fruit aromas of peaches, pineapple, papaya, apricot, and banana with notes of lemon zest, orange blossoms, and vanilla cream. On the palate, sophisticated balance of fruit, mineral, oak, and acid. No heat or overwhelming richness. The fruit and acid are at the forefront with bright pineapple, peach, and star fruit. The minerality lingers on the mid-palate and finish, where there is what we describe as a river rock character. Subtle oak grounds the flavors by adding a soft vanilla bean nuttiness, like the perfect crust of a meringue pie.