Flat Rock 2009 California Chardonnay - ~$4

I didn't care much for Fresh & Easy's Flat Rock Merlot (wouldn't thinking up names for imaginary wineries be a fun job, by the way?). The Flat Rock Chardonnay is a bit more appealing, but really this is damning with faint praise.

Typical of a very young white, it is green-yellow in the glass. The nose is muted to the point of silence. To its credit, it does not commit the sins common to bottom-shelf Cali Chardonnays - too much buttery sweetness, too much oaky richness. There is a bit of creamy mouthfeel and some pleasant apple-lemon freshness on the palate, but on the whole this wine is a bit too neutral; "inoffensive" might be the best word to describe it.


Drinkability: 4/10
Price: 5/5
Total value: 9/15

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