Reviewed on 2019-03-05
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Rating 85
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $14.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Boozy Beach Trips, Party Wine

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chenin Blanc , Grenache Blanc

The Federalist Mendocino County Chardonnay 2017 Review

The honesty is right there on the label, “our creamy Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with a hint of toasted oak,” which is so refreshing. They are not trying to hide the heaviness of this wine, which seems to be a common practice,  but celebrate it. The label is clearly stating that if you like high alcohol wine with notes of tropical fruits like mango along with aromas of lemon/lime and a rich acacia finished with sweet wood from oak under a layer of ethanol, this is your wine. The aromas are upfront, the alcohol is prominent and they want you to know it. This is a great bottle for your next 4th of July cookout or beach trip.

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POINTS
The Federalist Mendocino County Chardonnay 2017
The honesty is right there on the label, “our creamy Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with a hint of toasted oak,” which is so refreshing. They are not trying to hide the heaviness of this wine, which seems to be a common practice,  but celebrate it. The label is clearly stating that if you like high alcohol wine with notes of tropical fruits like mango along with aromas of lemon/lime and a rich acacia finished with sweet wood from oak under a layer of ethanol, this is your wine. The aromas are upfront, the alcohol is prominent and they want you to know it. This is a great bottle for your next 4th of July cookout or beach trip.

Reviewed On: 03-05-2019
85
POINTS
The Federalist Mendocino County Chardonnay 2017
The honesty is right there on the label, “our creamy Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with a hint of toasted oak,” which is so refreshing. They are not trying to hide the heaviness of this wine, which seems to be a common practice,  but celebrate it. The label is clearly stating that if you like high alcohol wine with notes of tropical fruits like mango along with aromas of lemon/lime and a rich acacia finished with sweet wood from oak under a layer of ethanol, this is your wine. The aromas are upfront, the alcohol is prominent and they want you to know it. This is a great bottle for your next 4th of July cookout or beach trip.

Reviewed On: 03-05-2019