This has become one of our favorite white wines. I first discovered it in a wine shop in Hollywood, CA when it was recommended by the staff. We quickly bought several cases and were disappointed when their stock ran out. We were quite pleased to see that Wine.com had a supply. We highly recommend it to others.
Being skeptical that a 93 rated wine can be purchased for less than $20, I couldn't resist trying this French chardonnay. I was also curious about the rating capabilities of the Wine News committee. Faiveley is a golden color with a pleasant floral scent. It is crisp, silky, and has a long finish. I didn't try it with food. It is a very good wine, and a bargain. I just don't think it was a great wine, and the rating is less than 93. The Wine News committee did better than most committees.
Just what we're looking for in a mid-priced chardonnay - crisp and light with clear fruit but none of the heavy oaky syrupy thing that seems to now be characteristic of the Napa Chardonnays in this price range.