2018 Tenbrink Vineyards Chardonnay

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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:

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/

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.

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

http://tenbrinkvineyards.com/

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