Donati Family Vineyard Sisters Forever, Unoaked Chardonnay Central Coast 2013

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Central Coast

Varietal   Chardonnay

Retail Price   $16

ABV   13.8%

In the Glass

Appearance

Pale straw color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are unexcpected, focused more on tropical fruits rather than orchard fruits with rich, sweet scents of pineapple, mango, star fruit, and hints of lychee.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose - soft

Intensity & Texture

Medium-boded with succulent fruit with fresh acidtiy and delicate mineral notes.

Cool Factor

C+

Chardonnay is not the sexy choice for many wine fans but when it is done right it's always welcomed.

Value Grade

B

At $16 a bottle it's a strong buy.

Analysis

This crisp Chardonnay is made with the addition of 10% Pinot Blanc fermented and aged in stainless steel in order to maintain its purity and vibrant flavors. All of the fruit is sourced from the Paicines AVA.

How to Enjoy

A lovely aperitif perfect by the glass after work, served cool.

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