2008 Bjornstad Chardonnay Barbed Oak Vineyard
Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $30.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This character-filled Chardonnay has a tangy feel in the mouth and a full-flavored mix of fruits and spices. Initial impression is almost like apple cider, then a complex melange of clove/cinnamon-spiced peaches, butterscotch, yeast, and lemon rind notes appear. Complex and fun wine, but one that, to may taste, has hit its age limit. At this point I slightly prefer the excellent and more conventional tasting 2009 Bjornstad Sonoma bottling. - HK 2013-06-11

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