Anderson Valley is the source for this wine, which we last visited with its 2017 vintage. Compared to the killer ’17, this 2019 chardonnay has a considerably harder edge, greener up front with a few notes of green bean and oregano, before a tart lemon peel element comes into clearer focus. Time in glass is essential here, letting some melon and tropical notes emerge from the bittersweet (albeit vanilla-dusted) core — though I expect the classic chardonnay experience doesn’t allow a lot of time for that evolution to happen. Even with said time, a sharp, slightly off-balance edge of greenery clings to the finish.
B+ / $36 / domaineanderson.com