My new Chardonnay for the summer... and possibly beyond

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Brand NameCalina
Wine NameReserve Chardonnay
Vintage (Year)2003
AVACasablanca Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Crane Lake Chardonnay just got bumped from my shopping list after I purchased this one, and so Rex Goliath has also been moved away.

While at another trip across the creek (Delaware River) to get me some Mega Millions tickets, I, of course, dropped into Canal's on Route 38 after tanking up the car.

Sitting on the same row of shelves as my favorite Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay, I found this wine... or was it on the aisle one over?

Anyway, for the price, I figured that I would try it, and I was very much pleased. This wine is the perfect compliment for seafood or poultry, and it can stand by itself for you, with or without some friends.

As you can figure out, I try not to get into the exact tastes that a wine has, unless they are so pronounced as to be umistakeable to everyone that tries it. I will, however, say that I could taste the tropical fruit in this one, almost like a very subdued Jolly Rancher.

Pick this up, if you know what's good for you.


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