2013 Blackjack Ranch 21 Chardonnay
The 21 chardonnay was a great find on a trip to Santa Ynez, CA. The wine has butter and vanilla on the nose with some apricot and cantaloupe flavors as well. The wine itself has great butter and a little more residual sugar which shows up as a honey flavor. The oak in this wine drives a toast flavor, some popcorn and roasted pecan. The fruits are cantaloupe and Fuji apple (the apple drives the acidity in the wine). This was the best value chardonnay I found on the trip.