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Steelbird California Unoaked Chardonnay

8.817 ratings
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California, USA
Chardonnay
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Fresh stone fruit aromas with citrus notes, 100% stainless steel aging. On the palate pear, pineapple and apple flavors with citrus notes. Medium length, bright acidity, ending with a mineral tang. Ok for the price!

Fresh stone fruit aromas with citrus notes, 100% stainless steel aging. On the palate pear, pineapple and apple flavors with citrus notes. Medium length, bright acidity, ending with a mineral tang. Ok for the price!

Mar 18th, 2018
"Odedi"

Light golden in color.

Fruity nose of citrus, tropical fruits, lemons, white pepper, minerals, spices, herbs, green apples, grapefruits and grass.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almonds.

This Unoaked Chardonnay from California is refreshing and crisp.
Showing mild complexity on the nose. Nicely balanced, but a little bitter for my taste, which some liked. Better than last time I had it.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$9.

Light golden in color.

Fruity nose of citrus, tropical fruits, lemons, white pepper, minerals, spices, herbs, green apples, grapefruits and grass.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almonds.

This Unoaked Chardonnay from California is refreshing and crisp.
Showing mild complexity on the nose. Nicely balanced, but a little bitter for my taste, which some liked. Better than last time I had it.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$9.

Mar 7th, 2018
"Odedi"

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, apples, melons, light wood (apparently), spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, citrus, yellow apples, wood, bitter herbs, light vegetables, spices, cream and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This Unoaked Chardonnay from California is drinking nicely. Not fully balanced, spicy and simple. I definitely got hints of wood and spices (although it is Unoaked?).

A good pool wine, but goes well with food too. Refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a grilled chicken salad.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, apples, melons, light wood (apparently), spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, citrus, yellow apples, wood, bitter herbs, light vegetables, spices, cream and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This Unoaked Chardonnay from California is drinking nicely. Not fully balanced, spicy and simple. I definitely got hints of wood and spices (although it is Unoaked?).

A good pool wine, but goes well with food too. Refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a grilled chicken salad.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Oct 13th, 2017
Anne Richardson

What a find! A great unoaked Chardonnay for a steal of a deal! Lemony Apple aroma and flavor.

What a find! A great unoaked Chardonnay for a steal of a deal! Lemony Apple aroma and flavor.

Oct 1st, 2018
Rachel Prater

Perfect with a Caesar salad! Tangy and delicious

Perfect with a Caesar salad! Tangy and delicious

Jul 7th, 2018
K Fitz
9.1

Pre dinner glass. KP Liked that it was just tart enough.

Pre dinner glass. KP Liked that it was just tart enough.

Mar 10th, 2018
James Gourley

Key lime, honeydew melon, and a very subtle floral accent. Racy and delicious, especially at $5 a bottle. A "smoking" deal, if you will.

Key lime, honeydew melon, and a very subtle floral accent. Racy and delicious, especially at $5 a bottle. A "smoking" deal, if you will.

Jul 3rd, 2017
Barbara DeCoster

Valli Produce 04/12/18: $6.99
My go-to house Chardonnay.

Valli Produce 04/12/18: $6.99
My go-to house Chardonnay.

Apr 29th, 2018
Doug Rowe

Doug had this 6 years ago

Doug had this 6 years ago

Jul 23rd, 2018
Luis Velado

Luis had this 6 years ago

Luis had this 6 years ago

Apr 25th, 2018