Pulled of the cellar a 2018 Tenbrink Chardonnay from Suisun Valley. When I first tasted this wine in January 2019, I immediately rated it as one of the Best of Year wines on the nose alone without even tasting it. I can’t recall giving a “score” to any wine before tasting it! When I first sipped the wine it 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! All the kudos for this wine still ring true! It made the Best Wines Tasted in 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 this boutique winery at:
The Food and Wine Pairing
Last evening paired with a grilled Swordfish at Vine18 restaurant. Topped with a pineapple salsa, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The Swordfish dinner was a great pairing with the floral and fruits in this flavorful Tenbrink Chardonnay.
Suisun Valley is definitely one of the most underappreciated and under the radar wine regions in California.