Maybe Chardonnay from France should be fermented in oak barrels, is what we came away thinking at the end of this bottle. Old oak, to be sure, but setting aside issues of some Chablis, maybe wine from France that is fermented in stainless steel doesn’t receive the same loving caress received by other French wines. Maybe French wine from stainless strays too far from tradition. Maybe it’s trying to be something it isn’t, something (egads) new world.
Here’s what we didn’t enjoy … (click through to Unoaked Chardonnay to read the rest)