What the Experts say: Gnarly Head’s vineyards are some of the oldest, most respected vineyards in California’s Lodi region. Their chardonnay has aromas of citrus, ripe apple and butterscotch. It is very dry, with flavours of ripe apple, citrus and the toasty and vanilla notes contributed by oak.

What do I think:  Fresh and vibrant, delivering some pineapple, pear and melon tastes, some body to it – smooth and tasty.