Gary Farrell Carneros Selection Chardonnay, Carneros. This is a splendid example of a California Chardonnay with a few years age on it which is drinking beautifully right now. Clear, medium golden color still looks quite youthful. Wonderful aromatics of bruleed pineapple, mango, honey, and toasty, vanilla-oak. Retains plenty of decadent tropical fruit on the palate as well as bright acidity. Pleasantly bitter finish. Fantastic wine that I have to think was caught at its absolute peak. Another steal from my father-in-law's stash. Normally $30, purchased on close-out for $10.
Paired quite nicely with roasted chicken with a traditional southern sausage/cornbread dressing and steamed broccoli.