At 12% alcohol, costing under $18, and scoring 17 excellent points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2016 Sharrott Winery Barrel Reserve Chardonnay is a wine to enjoy now.
Buttery riche apple and pear are laced with fine oak in a well balanced wine. The color was yellow-gold and it had enough acids to be refreshing.
The wine was sur lies aged in American oak to help round it out and provide a big mouth feel. It’s a wine you can serve to new drinkers as well as to wine experts. In Vino Veritas.