Chardonnay – Charles Smith Eve
USA, Washington 2014
Fantastically big Chardonnay the way God intended, packs a punch while retaining fresh fruit and acidity. Hibiscus flower, stone fruit, apple blossom & a touch of lemon cream.
Winemaking is the new rock ‘n’ roll. Or in Charles Smith’s case it is the new Danish thrash metal. Charles spent a decade in Europe managing various bands (you have never heard of) before seeing the light and heading to Washington State to plant vines. Aged for 4 to 5 months, sur lie, no new oak. He is making juice that is really fun and enjoyable to drink not taking it too seriously.