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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Waterbrook 2020 Reserve Chardonnay

Wine of the Week


August 4, 2022

I’ve been drinking a lot of Chardonnay during the recent hot weather, and if you put a slight chill on the bottle (about 20 minutes in the fridge) it can be a most refreshing choice. This Waterbrook Chard is labeled as a reserve but falls into the value category for me as it is difficult to find this kind of flavor at this kind of price. It’s more generous than pretentious, done in a straight-ahead style with bold fruit flavors of apple and lemon meringue pie. A wash of toasty oak puts a pretty frame around the finish. 

13.4%; $18 (Columbia Valley)

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