2011 Joseph Carr Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
This is really a lovely expression of Chardonnay especially for only $15.59 at my Costco. The winemakers did an excellent job of managing the oak to let the vibrant fruit flavors come through. It’s a perfect summer food wine; definitely my style of Chardonnay.
Tropical and floral on the nose, matches its lighter color, and then on the palate you get nice young fruit with flavors of apple, pear, lemon, maybe even a little watermelon as the acidity takes hold. The finish brings in a touch of the oakiness and rounds out a very enjoyable summer wine.
At this price I’ll scoop a couple up for drinking later in the summer. A good wine to enjoy with friends, as indicated on the back of the label which simply says “Share.”
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 Points
Costco item number: 690875