Maybe the best value wine I’ve sipped on this year. The 2018 Xanadu “DJL” Chardonnay from the Margaret River region of Western Australia is balanced, with bright acidity that will leave you wondering why you didn’t buy more than one bottle.
A crisp stainless steel Chardonnay with just a bit of roundness and mineral notes and a touch of green apple and stone fruit. See my full notes.
Need a last minute idea for bubbles before midnight? Here’s a brut rose’ from Argentina that’s budget-friendly, easy to find, and won’t leave you questioning if it was worth the calories.
You want oaked Chardonnay? This isn’t the wine for you. You want DOUBLE oaked Chardonnay? Welcome to the party pal. See me dive headfirst into a wine that isn’t shy about what it’s trying to do.
Think you know Oregon wine? Did you know they grow Malbec and Grenache in addition to Pinot Noir? You do now. Check out my thoughts on this (amazing) virtual tasting by the Oregon Wine Board and Master the World.
I don’t believe in waiting for special occasions to pop open a bottle of sparkling, which is why we’re looking at this sparkling rose’ from Argentina.