Only four years old, the 2016 River Walk Chardonnay from California had 13% alcohol, cost under $16, and scored a pleasant 15 points on the Dionysian scale of 20.
The color is getting deeper already, it had some apple and lots of tropical fruits. It was an easy wine to drink. When the label just says California, it means the wine probably came from a number of wineries with a surplus .
The longer the bottle was opened, the more the nose developed. A good sign. I’d get more of these for outdoor events. In Vino Veritas.