This widely available wine carries an unspecific California appellation, but it drinks at a surprisingly much higher level than that would normally indicate.
Pretty pear and apple notes are balanced by mild caramel and vanilla — but Josh Chardonnay stays well on this side of the “oaky-buttery” monstrosity that informs most California chardonnay. The finish is clean, slightly sweet with notes of pie crust and sugar cookies — uncomplicated, but refreshing and brisk.
An amazing value and a worthwhile wine.
A- / $14 / joshcellars.com
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