The Evolution of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

New York Times

CALIFORNIA chardonnays are not nearly what they once were. This makes me very happy.

Not so long ago, California chardonnay was thought of by many as a kind of litmus test. Your stance on the wines signified your position on cuisine, culture and, no doubt, politics, religion, the afterlife and the future of the environment. Yes, I exaggerate, but only to emphasize the confounding notion that one’s taste in certain wines is occasionally viewed as emblematic of things far more meaningful...

Johnson Family Sonoma Coast 2008
Oaky, golden and rich with plenty of texture.