FEL “Savoy Vineyard” Chardonnay 2020
(Anderson Valley, CA) $52
The Anderson Valley, on the cold Pacific coast several hours north of San Francisco, is known by California wine insiders as a place to watch for elegant Pinot Noir as well as rich and vibrant Chardonnay. FEL’s Chardonnay (from one of the region’s best vineyards) is exactly that—a wine with brioche richness that, at the same time, sings with vivid freshness. Crunchy apple, lime zest, Asian pear, and mandarin orange notes are threaded with a creamy tanginess. Bright and sophisticated, it’s a California Chardonnay that (thankfully) is not drowned in oak and butteriness. FEL—the sister winery of Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley—is making simply stellar Chardonnay.
95 points KM
Available at FEL Wines