January 05th, 2011

My slam against so many American chardonnays is their overwhelming oak. We call them Chateau Two-by-Fours, and they are so colored by wood you risk getting splinters in your tongue.


Cinder Wines winemaker Melanie Krause preaches the mantra of balance using mostly neutral oak to let the fruit shine through, while adding structure and texture. Her Cinder chardonnay offers beautiful peach and citrus flavors with just a hint of spice.

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