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 .


No where does it say, “grown, produced and bottled by…”,  but for the price, I enjoy a lot of wines like this a large gatherings where you enjoy the people and don’t have to study the wine.

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.