Roslyn Chardonnay ~$6

This is a Washington chard sourced from the Columbia Valley.  Always a good sign, since the Washington Valley typically produces solid-value whites.

Now, the label reads “Roslyn Family Vineyards” and if you look on the back of the bottle you’ll learn that the Roslyns live in Mattawa, Washington.  But … there’s no evidence that there are any wine-making Roslyns in the state of Washington, at least none that I can find.  Now, there is a Roslyn estate in Tasmania, but I think that’s just a coincidence.

Come to think of it, though, this Roslyn Chard did put me in mind of Australia’s “unwooded Chardonnay” movement.   This is a very “green” wine (which is not to say unripe) – Granny Smith apple on the nose and on the palate, along with Bosc pear.  There’s not a hint of oak or vanilla  to be had here, the claims of the back label notwithstanding. 

For those of you done with bottom-shelf, over-maloed “confectionary” Chardonnays, this is a refreshing quaff and about what you’d expect for the price. It's workmanlike, solid, but not really remarkable in any way.


Drinkability: 6.5/10
Price: 4/5
Total value: 10.5/15

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Individual taste matters! What did you think of the wine?