The fruit for Bruno's BADGE Chardonnay comes from Rancho Santa Rosa, in the STA. Rita Hills appellation. To
achieve the great balance in this wine, Bruno aged it partially in French oak barrel and partially in stainless steel. To keep the wine light, so that it dances
on the tongue, he gave it partial malolactic acid fermentation. This blending of three different ways to age a wine and finish its flavor resulted in a wine
that has a touch of oak, a little bit of body, and a light crispness generally not seen in Chardonnay. Whether you drink this wine alone, or pair it with
food, it's an equally enjoyable treat.
With lemony notes and a touch of sweet citrus rind, this Chardonnay has great balance, and a long finish. It pairs well with textural seafoods, such as
crab, shrimp, or lobster. So cook up a batch of the old-fashioned crab cakes and let the wine flow!
I have to defend this wine after the previous review. Maybe she had a bad bottle but this is a deliecious Chardonnay and I usually don't like them, but prefer SBs. Not too oaky, smooth and somewhat crisp. Buying some more right now.
Had to pour it down the sink. Perhaps too old? Wasted my money this time.