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.

Cheers,  Denise

Certified Wine Educator, WSET Advanced, Certified Sommelier, French Wine Scholar, Les Dames D’Escoffier Austin
Phone: (512) 587-5879
Email: denise@deniseclarkepr.com