I am not usually a California Chardonnay gal, but thankfully, many wineries are changing their wine-making processes, away from the heavy-handed oak treatments that deliver butter and popcorn notes to this popular white wine. If you like that style, great! It’s just not for me — give me a steely, chalky Chablis any day!
The FEL Chardonnay is a great example of a more balanced wine, delivering a fresh Chardonnay with notes of yellow flower, green apple, pear, lemon pith and a touch of spice that hints of a light neutral oak.
Picked this up when visiting Cliff Lede Vineyards, one of my favorite wineries during our trip.