12 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($35☺☺☺☺

Unoaked Chardonnay has always been the poorer relation in the domestic market here in the USA. I would suggest people try this great example of the unoaked variety before dismissing the style out of hand. The nose is of green apples, pineapple and hints of butterscotch, the finish is refreshing with lemon zest and full fruit flavours. Another classic from the hands of James MacPhail.

© John Holmes 2014