The 2013 Carpe Diem Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley in California, cost under $25, had 13.2% alcohol, and scored 17 Dionysian points.  It was straw- yellow, had apple, oak, pear and some herbal notes. It was balanced and had a long finish.


The Latin name means “Grab the day” or take advantage of the present time.. I enjoyed each moment while sipping the wine.

It comes from a fog-shrouded area, so the fog cools the area and keeps the natural acids high. It’s a really pleasant wine.


It proved to be ideal with the scallops, tomato salad, and greens.

It was a perfect  summer meal!  In Vino Veritas.