Some restraint is shown with the application of oak, allowing minerals, honeydew, and very tart apple to show through. The finish is sour apple and salt. This is far from a typical California Chardonnay, and would balance well with sweet and sour chicken or sweet chicken curry.

WHO: Kimmel Vineyards
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Mednocino, California
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $32 (Media sample)

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