Cost: $15.95 (Clearance price: $12.80)
Grape Variety: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Viognier
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Aconcagua Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Vina San Estaben
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Good Chard at the clearance price
Positives: This wine features medium toasted oak, lemon, green apple, apricot, peach and pineapple. Medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: Bitterness and sourness on the finish.
Interesting Point: One would think that the Riedel Chardonnay/Viognier glass would be the perfect stemware for this wine; nope. The glass accentuated the bitterness/sourness. Instead I used the larger Chard glass.
Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with calamari.
Tasted: 9 Sept 2013
Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (clearance price:9/10) Total: 17+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5