2008 Muirwood Vinyards Chardonnay Arroyo Seco
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California
Tasting Notes: 100% Chardonnay, 13.8% ABV. Pretty golden color. Nose is buttered popcorn (uh oh), with some floral and citrus in the background, with even a little minerality. The attack is light at first, with citrus, melon, even pineapple, then a transition into butterscotch. There’s a bit of oak, but it’s not overwhelming. Then there’s some nice minerality and good acid. It all comes together pretty nicely, although the finish is a hint astringent. This is pretty good wine, though, and a very good value at $11.00.
Price: $10.99 at Beltway Fine Wine