2018 Tenbrink Chardonnay – Beyond One’s Expectations!
2018 Tenbrink Chardonnay from Suisun Valley. Ever pick up a bottle of wine that tasted really good at the winery but a week or later, you taste it and it doesn’t seem as good!! While this is just the opposite!! Knowing full well of the San Francisco Bay fog streaming up into Suisun Valley, this wine was an immediate hit at the winery. I rated it on the nose alone. I can’t recall giving a “score” to wine before and then only on the nose! As I sipped the wine was inspirational. The pale straw coloring provided an array of honeysuckle, pear and apple on nose and later on the palate. It had a touch of citrus on the finish was clearly going to be a winner! This evening opening it open it still surpassed my high expectations set at the winery months ago! For sure it will be on my List of Top Wines of 2020. To show my support for this wine, I immediately purchased six bottles when I was at the winery and will have to reorder soon. A tremendous bargain at $28 retail price. See a previously written stories on all their wines at: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/01/09/tenbrink-vineyards-and-tolenas-winery-a-family-story/