My Go-To Chardonnay Under $15 – Talbott Kali Hart
July 30, 2012 Daily Drinkers
Talbott makes some incredible Pinot and Chardonnay from their estate vineyards in Monterey County, and the Kali Hart, named after proprietor Robb Talbott’s youngest daughter, is always a great value. This 100% estate wine is their entry level, and as I’ve said many times, some of the greatest values come from entry level or second wines of higher-end producers.
If I see this wine in a shop or on a restaurant list, I know, no matter the vintage, that it’s going to be a good bet. This held true for the 2010 vintage which shows the bright acid signature of Monterey County balanced by round oak and beautiful yeasty flavors from 9 months of aging on the lees (dead yeast).
I applaud Talbott for bottling this and other wines under screw cap. Hopefully more domestic wineries wake up and recognize that this is a far superior bottling method. At $11.95 I happily call this one of my house Chardonnays, not only worthy of daily drinking but daily enjoyment!
Buy Here: 2010 Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay $11.95
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