2012 Starmont Carneros Chardonnay
This Chardonnay was $9.99 after a $5 discount so I thought that sounded appealing for a ’12 Carneros. And after cracking it open, I realized that it was indeed very appealing. This is a lovely, balanced Chardonnay that we enjoyed outside on a mild spring evening. Starmont is part of the Merryvale wine portfolio.
Citrus, orange peel aromas on the nose lead to flavors of lemon, butterscotch, a touch of vanilla with bright acidity. A little oak on the finish but nothing overbearing. This is Chardonnay made just like I like it, clean and fruit forward with just a mild oak influence on the finish. Great versatile food pairing wine even though we enjoyed it quite a bit on its own.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Costco item number: 172805
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA