Did you know? “Fel” is Swedish for “wrong.”
Naming quirks aside, FEL’s 2016 chardonnay from the Anderson Valley region strikes hard with lots of sweetness up front, almost marshmallow-like, with creme brulee notes, before segueing strangely into some quite contrary notes — bitter lemon peel and some hints of canned green beans, giving it a real vegetal edge. The finish at last brings more acidity to play, a nice counterpart to the up-front sweetness, but balance remains elusive.
B / $29 / felwines.com