An extremely interesting flavor from this Chardonnay that had me bewildered. I finally figured it out, after the fact. Quince.
A nice yellowish hue in the glass gives way to a nose full of apple, pear and a touch of oak. On the palate is where the action happened for me. The quince was predominant, with apple and citrus in the background. Crisp acidity and a generous mouthfeel made this an enjoyable wine. It was brought on the trip by a friend (who we shall name Big Horn) and I will endeavor to find it back at home, I would like a re-taste. I see this going great with a Nicoise salad, perhaps a cold poached salmon dish with dill. A quick perusal on the web tells me it can be had for about $13. 4 stars and 88 points from me. This winery is consistent, they make tons of really good wine with great pricing to boot. This particular wine was indeed a different Chard that needs to be tried. Salut….