Name: Francis Coppola Gold Label Chardonnay
Origin: U.S. – California
Producer: Francis Coppola Diamond Collection
I tried a Coppola Pinot Noir that I really liked so I picked up a Chardonnay of the same label. Smells of pear and vanilla, pretty strongly if you let it warm to room temperature. I don’t know how you take your Chardonnay, but it’s the one white wine that I highly recommend drinking at or near room temperature. You just don’t get the same experience from it otherwise. This one has flavors of exotic fruits and vanilla, with an astringent kick on the finish. I don’t like a lot of Chardonnays, but this one is pretty good.