Charming Chardonnay

Charles Creek, Napa County Carneros, Chardonnay, Por Favor 2006 There’s minerality and a touch of cheese in the nose and a bracing taste of stone fruits with some creaminess in the mouth. This Chardonnay is fermented in stainless and aged in neutral oak. V&B in Graton 14.7% $24.99 at the winery Charles Creek

Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Premier Cru, Fourchaume 2005 There are fresh pears and floral notes in the nose and citrus flavors in the mouth with roundness to temper the acidity. Mis en bouteille a Prehy 13% $29.99 at Bottle Barn Brocard

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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