This Frei Brothers Chardonnay is definitely in the good drinking category. The Frei Brothers label is now part of the E&J Gallo portfolio and this wine is from their Laguna Ranch and Del Rio estates. Some barrel fermentation in 20% new oak has given this wine some extra palate weight and a polished texture.
The fuller body has a flush of pineapple and lime zest fresh acid, and is spiced up with ginger nuts biscuitiness and a soft creaminess. Drink it with chicken pie with a tarragon crust or a baked fillet of fish with buttery almond sauce.
Quickie review «If you are looking for a richer style of Chardonnay, it is hard to go past this one for the value.»
Country of Origin: Russian River, USA
Tasting Date: October 2019
Price: US$14| UK£18
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
For more information about this Frei Brothers Chardonnay visit the Frei Brothers website.