2013 Textbook Napa Chardonnay
I found this to be an excellent Chardonnay, balanced perfectly between fruit, oak, acidity and body. Just lovely really from start to finish. Costco’s price of $18.99 is well below the retail price of $25, and this drinks like a wine that cost even more than that.
Vibrant nose, loads of fruit; apple, lemon, orange with a touch of spice and subtle oak; finishes crisp and lasting. This is the style of Chardonnay I prefer from California. It’s not over-oaked or over-buttery, which instantly turns me off. Rather, it’s a fun summer sipper, interesting on every drink and full of character. I’ll be returning to this wine if I can still find some on the shelves of my Costco, and I’d recommend Chardonnay lovers and fans of other whites do too.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 Points
Costco item number: 589122
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA