I think Simi did a pretty good job with this Chardonnay, especially for only $8.99 at Costco. Inexpensive Chardonnays like this can really go sideways pretty quickly, but this one hangs in just fine. It met my expectations for a good value, but didn’t offer much more than that.
This is a good Chardonnay for people (like me) who don’t prefer the huge oak and butter. This wine is more fruit forward, nice and citrusy on the nose and you can really taste the apple, pear and mango flavor before the subtle oak slides in at the finish.All around a very “safe” Chardonnay and a good buy at this price point. This bottle won’t drive you to buy it by the case, but it will satisfy your palate for a good mid-week dinner of chicken and vegetables, which is how I did it.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Costco item number: 91443
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA