Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO VINTAGES
Country: United States
Region: Russian River Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Constellation Wines U S
Alcohol: 13.8 %
Description: Light gold in colour with a medium intense nose.
Positives: I have to admit I favour Russian River Chards due to their complexity and their buttery creaminess without the sour notes on the finish. This Chard doesn’t disappoint and it taste more like a $40 wine. Besides being yummy, this wine features medium toasted oak, buttered popcorn, lemon, lemon rind, clementines, honeydew melon, marshmallows, lemon meringue pie, spiced apples and pink grapefruit. Medium body with good acidity, alcohol that is under 14%, which is always a bonus, and a very long length, unusual for a Chard priced at this range.
Interesting Point: This wine appears to be on clearance price with the regular price of $23.95.
Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with snow crabs and drawn butter. Double yummy!
Tasted: 29 Oct 12
Best Buy & Top Pick
Score: 9+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5