2014 Ken Volk Chardonnay "Jaybird"
Winery: Ken Volk
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jaybird"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Maria Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 742
KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: March 29, 2017
Wine Review: This light yellow colored Unoaked Chardonnay from the Santa Maria Valley is very nice. It opens with a tangerine and lemon verbena bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty lemon verbena with notes of mild minerality. I also detected a touch of pineapple and faint hint of clementine mixed in as well. The finish is dry and it lingers nicely. This is a very food friendly and versatile Chard. I would pair it with a roasted garlic chicken. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2014 Jaybird has initial aromas of Alyssum flowers, sliced pear and apple. On the palate, the flavors are more reminiscent of tropical fruit: pineapple, passion fruit and guava are complemented by a balanced and bright acidity. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, or paired with cuisine that calls for more acidity such as raw fish and shellfish. Also a lovely complement to roasted, spice-rubbed chicken.
Organic status: not organic
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