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A nice, powerful, barrel fermented and inexpensive Chardonnay

Monday, July 27, 2009

Brand NameCastle Rock
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Wine NameChardonnay
Vintage (Year)2006
AVACentral Coast
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Alcohol %13.8%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

This is probably the second time that I have had this wine, but the first time that I got the chance to review it.

First off, the weight of this wine on your tongue is just right, not too light and not too heavy, and the finish lasts for at least twelve seconds. You can definitely taste the pear and the citrus, and even a hint of vanilla as they accurately, and there is also the subtle characteristics that the oak barrels imparted to the wine, which again, are not too pronounced; and this is a good thing.

True to the 'American' tradition of doing things, this wine has an alcohol percentage of 13.8% which is enough to loosen you up a bit without making you a complete blabbering idiot.

I could easily enjoy this with about any seafood dish, or my aunt and uncle's Tarragon Chicken.

 

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