2009 Patianna Estate Vineyards Chardonnay, Mendocino, CA, $16 (S) – Rating 90
An excellent value Chardonnay that should cost more. Patianna’s certified organic estate vineyards produce a rich wine with a ton of flavor and acidity. Sur lie ageing and a bit of oak create a round lush mouth-feel without adding a stick of butter. Crisp flavors of apple, pear, peach, tropical fruit and vanilla.