Sequoia Grove, Napa Valley (California) Chardonnay 2012

($28): Sequoia Grove has successfully walked a fine line by producing this restrained, but not eviscerated, Chardonnay.  Indeed, the hint of creaminess becomes more even engaging because it doesn’t fight heavier, more obvious flavors.  Enlivening acidity in the finish keeps it fresh and you coming back for more.  Let’s hope this “new wave” of California Chardonnay continues.
92 Michael Apstein Apr 1, 2014