There's an Eric Asimov article in today's New York Times about Santa Barbara County in California, remarkable for its wide variety of chardonnay styles. The tasting panel for this article tried 25 different bottles, and kybecca has one of their top choices in shop, the 2005 Serenity. And you don't have to stop there -- kybecca has several chardonnay offerings from Santa Barbara. It's going to be 70 degrees in Fredericksburg on Saturday, we spring ahead (daylight saving time Saturday night), and though it seems impossible today, it's time for spring fever! Stock up on those front porch wines.
Serenity 2005 Unoaked Chardonnay Santa Barbara County.
No oak. No malolactic fermentation. Made as an expression of pure fruit without anything to get in the way. Citrus, honeysuckle and tropical fruit scents perfume the nose while focused green melon, pineapple and lemon rind add vibrant mouth feel. Lean, crisp, clean and balanced. A great value at $14.99.