OK, I’m not going to spend a lot of time belaboring this one. I’ve expressed my opinions about Barefoot wines in the past. They aren’t that exciting, but they generally do a good job in cranking out some decent wines. I haven’t had any Barefoot wine that I’d call “sex in a glass” but I’ve never found one to be undrinkable either — which isn’t something I can say about all cheap wine.
I’ve expressed before that I don’t like the fact that they don’t put vintages on their wines. But an argument could be made that with the volume of wine they produce, there would be variation within a single vintage due to the variety of sources for the grapes.
I do have to give them credit for quality control and consistency. While their wines are decent, they also are “production wines” made for consistency versus hand crafted wines made for character, and they tend to be a bit boring to me.
This is rather nice on the nose with soft peach and apple aromas. It doesn’t strike me as exciting, but it’s doing what a basic California chardonnay should do. The palate is consistent with the nose in that the flavors are mostly peach and green apple. It has a little bit of a citrus quality on the finish. The acidity is adequate and the mouth feel is a little bit creamy. For a mere $7.00, I can’t complain about this chardonnay.
Wine: Barefoot Chardonnay
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.