Review: 2019 Smashberry Chardonnay Paso Robles

Review: 2019 Smashberry Chardonnay Paso Robles

For the inaugural release of a white wine in the Smashberry portfolio (which already includes a red and a rosé), the Miller Family Wine Company balanced 95% Chardonnay with 5% Viognier and aged it exclusively in stainless steel. Having spent no time in oak, this wine centers on fruit and offers sweet apple and peach on the nose along with a touch of pineapple. The apple and peach notes carry over to the palate along with a pleasant creaminess and nice acidity, but the finish turns a bit bitter. For the price, this is a nice, uncomplicated, unoaked California chardonnay.

B / $15 /

2019 Smashberry Chardonnay Paso Robles




Robert Lublin teaches whisk(e)y and wine appreciation classes for Arlington Community Education, near Boston, MA. He is also a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has published books and articles on Shakespeare as well as theatre and film history.

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