2018 Tenbrink Chardonnay – The Perfect Wine to Enjoy On The Patio

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This story originally published in 2019 and it still rang true last evening. 2018 While sitting on patio enjoying the unusually clear skies (from all the raging California fires), pulled from the cellar a 2018 Tenbrink Chardonnay from Suisun Valley. When I first tasted this wine, I immediately rated it as a Best of Year wine on the nose alone without even tasting it. I can’t recall giving a “score” to any 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 and was clearly going to be a winner! This evening opening it, the wine still continues to surpass my high expectations set at the winery two years ago! For sure it will be on my List of Top Wines of 2021. I am so pleased I continued to purchase this wine. A tremendous bargain now at $32 retail price for the 2020 release. See a previously written stories on all their wines at:

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/01/09/tenbrink-vineyards-and-tolenas-winery-a-family-story/

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/01/18/tenbrink-2016-petite-sirah-bold-brawny-and-yet-graceful/

https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/01/09/tenbrink-vineyards-and-tolenas-winery-a-family-story/

Suisun Valley is definitely on my list to visit shortly to get a better understanding of this often overlooked and underappreciated wine region!

Slainte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

http://tenbrinkvineyards.com/

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