Simi Chardonnay '05

Country: USA
Region: California (Russian River Valley)
Thoughts: Quite what I was expecting from a California chardonnay: slightly oaky, rather buttery. The bouquet gave a perfect hint as to what to expect. Lindsay thought I'd like it - since I complained about the lack of complexity in the albarino - and it was complex. The front of my tongue detected several different flavors; but overall, I was distracted by the way too buttery finish. I suppose I've learned my lesson when it comes to California chardonnays. I had the French version (sans the oak, sans the butter) and liked it a hell of a lot better.
Do-over? Not unless our tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter just ain't cutting it
Final Grade: C

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