Mountain & Vine Vineyards and Winery, Monticello (Virginia) Chardonnay 2022

($39):  Here is more evidence that the diversity of the Virginia landscape allows that state to produce a wide range of wines, in this case a stylish Chardonnay.  Mountain & Vine Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay, one of the top twelve wines from the recently concluded Virginia Governor’s Cup competition, impresses with it finesse.  Not an opulent in-your-face Chardonnay, it captures your attention with a hint of fruitiness, a touch of minerality, and subtle creaminess.  Fresh and bright, it is a delight to drink this mid-weight Chardonnay.  The modest 12.5 percent stated alcohol allows its brilliance to show without a trace of heaviness or heat.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 30, 2024