2016 Dawn's Dream Chardonnay Escolle Vineyard
The 2016 Dawn's Dream Winery Chardonnay (Escolle Vineyard) is a flavorful, welcoming and refreshing Chardonnay with layers of flavors. Medium golden in color, this wine presents nose-filling fruitful aromas of juicy pineapple, vanilla, lemon, spring flowers and........ a faintness of orange peel? It seems like this wine changes every minute and I find it extremely intriguing and satisfying. In the mouth it's a collaboration of flavors that include citrus flavors, lemon zest, light green grasses and brown sugar. For such a young wine, it is drinking spot on and I (of course) sampled this around room temperature. It's not overly oaked and not heavy at all. I'd suggest some pasta with light cream sauce (fettuccine maybe?) or a roasted chicken dish with fresh garden vegetables as a well-paired duo.
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Suggested retail price: $30.00
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100