2013 Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 39,600 cases, $20, screwcap. Sourced primarily from Russian River Valley and Carneros with a core of 30% Sangiacomo Chardonnay. A majority of the wine was fermented in stainless steel (10% in new French oak barrels). · Delicate yellow color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of fresh apple, lemon, hay, nutty oak and salt air. Slightly creamy on the palate, with inviting flavors of green apple, pear, and pineapple. Notable balance and easy drink ability. Amazing quality at this high production level. Score: 88. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Decoy Wine Company
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines