Aug 03, 2011
Franciscan Cuvée Sauvage Los Carneros Chardonnay
I received some grief for "dissing" a very popular Chardonnay recently so it seemed only fair to go back to the well in an attempt to find some viable alternatives. There is no shortage of Chardonnay's at my neighborhood store but this one caught my eye because of its use of native yeast in the fermentation process.
This week's pick is widely available at $19.99: a premium price for what will hopefully be a premium offering.
What Others Thought
There are no shortage of Chardonnay fans amongst our readers, but most have a "favorite" and are reluctant to break out of their "comfort zone". Those willing to venture out were rewarded with this "tasty chard" that seemed to strike a nice balance between those favoring "the rich and buttery" and those looking more "modern styling".
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