Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma Coast (Sonoma County, California) Chardonnay 2015

($27): This is a nicely balanced Chardonnay that expresses both a subtle fruitiness and spice.  Bright acidity keeps it lively and fresh.  The location of the vineyards in a cooler area — the Sonoma Coast — helps account for the refined, not overblown, style.  Perhaps the old paradigm of oaky boisterous California Chardonnay has changed.
90 Michael Apstein Apr 18, 2017