2018 Chardonnay Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)
Finca Sophenia, Chardonnay Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2017100% Chardonnay LIGHTLY GOLDEN, BUTTERSCOTCH, VERY LITTLE OAK Very impressive classic apple and citrus flavored Chardonnay with a perfect balance between acid and fruit. No need to worry about heavy oak or malolactic here, this is very light handed in the wood and butter department. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. Bravo again to Sophenia for making such a wonderfully full-flavored Chardonnay that lets the fruit come through rather than cloaking it in wood. Serving Suggestion: Simply roasted chicken, moist and tender with fresh herbs, or cream sauce over pasta with clams and garlic.