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.
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 was a perfect summer meal! In Vino Veritas.