We first tasted the Jax Y3 Chardonnay a year ago after finding the 2016 vintage at Costco. I’d heard a few readers buzzing about it, the wine was highly rated, and Costco’s price was great at $13.99. Turned out, we loved the wine.
Now the 2019 vintage is making its way into stores. You’ll notice a label change; the old one has dots throughout the front label, while the newer one is a cleaner look.
The price stayed the same at $13.99 which is great (retail around $22), and this vintage has continued to receive critic accolades including 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.
The fruit for this wine comes from a single vineyard in Carneros. What I love about it, in this vintage just like past ones, is how the fruit comes through. There’s just a kiss of oak, no butter, just clean Chablis-style citrus fruit.
In the glass, it pours a medium gold, and that citrus fruit begins on the nose; flavors are apricot, lemon, pear and apple; just super clean throughout, well made; great into the lasting finish; crisp and delicious.
Long time readers will know this is my style of Chardonnay, and it’s a great summertime pick. If you enjoy this one, also keep an eye out for the Foxglove Chardonnay. We haven’t reviewed it in a little while, but it has similar character, and I’ve seen it in stores recently; hope to try that soon and update.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1151770
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA