Butter, oak, and apple come up on the nose. This is a barrel-lover’s wine, slathering apple and pear with Irish butter and vanilla. Drink with a bucket of fried chicken on a sunny afternoon. Recommended. 87 points. DBH

WHO: Harken
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2016
DESIGNATION: Barrel Fermented
WHERE: California
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)

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