Chardonnay is pure and beautiful

May 25, 2019

Tasting the 2015 Chardonnay in Las Vegas, with thanks to FermentedFruit:

I can never get enough of @smith_madrone Spring Mountain Chardonnay’s crisp, bright fruit and lemon curd nuances. It’s always so well-balanced and is the complete opposite of what many expect of #NapaValley Chardonnay. It’s not buttery or oaky, just pure and beautiful. 👌

Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.