2015 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, Australia

Nearly equal amounts of Chardonnay from the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills went into the production of this refined style of white wine. In the glass, it is a pale straw color with glints of green. With aeration, restrained aromas of roasted nut, cream, citrus, green melon, and green apple slowly emerge. In the mouth, a piquant acidity balances out the butter and cream flavors, while a noticeable ashy minerality thread runs through it, and a fleshier white peach fruit profile comes to the fore. It is clean through to the finish, with a little echo of green fruit at the end.
This is not a big butterball style of Chardonnay – it is meant to be enjoyed with food. Cantonese-style stir-fried chicken and veggies or Asian chicken salad will show off the refinement that is the hallmark of this wine.
MSRP: $25 (September 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 88

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