Accolades for Chardonnay
Cuvee Corner Wine Blog names 2007 Chardonnay a "Washington Highlight!"
"...notes of spicy apple & tropical notes co-mingling with a tangy fresh acidity & a nice finish of fruit & a lingering minerality...Drink now & often! A very good wine & at a moderate price point. "
Bill Eyer, Cuvee Corner Wine Blog, August 2009
Excerpts from Eyer's article:
"The first reason I choose this wine for review is twofold, one it's a great example of what a Chardonnay should taste like, balanced...This wine stradles those two divergent view points masterfully & brings "balance" front & center....
First Swirl: In the glass the wine a straw colored core & pale yellow rim. Swirling about in my glass it reveals good structure & viscosity
First Sniff: From what I recall in my notes this wine had some enticing aromas of freshly sliced pears & other citrus notes effortlessly wafting up from the glass.
First Sip: I really enjoyed the mouth watering spicy apple & tropical notes, effortlessly co-mingling with a tangy fresh acidity & a nice finish of fruit & lingering minerality on the finish.
Alcohol & Price: The wine weighed in at 14% & is priced well for about $17.00 to $19.00 at a few online purveyors & can be found in the tasting room at $25.00. With a case production of a little over 700 hundred cases, this wonderful wine won't hang around too long.
Pairing Suggestions: Pairs wonderfully & easily with many food items, but it especially cries out for seafood pairing of sautéed scallops & clams or with a big hearty bowl of chowder & a piece of sourdough bread.
My Recommendation: This is a "drink often" wine, meaning it's as easy the wallet [or pocket-book] as it is on the palate. Ordering this by the case is a great choice & can really be considered as an everyday drinker, great value for very little money. Please make sure you get your hand on some today.
Bill Eyer, Cuvee Corner Wine Blog, August 2009Tweet