It would be best as sparkling, but pales as not, despite the rating

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Brand NameRaymond Estates
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Wine NameMonterey Chardonnay
Vintage (Year)2005
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating6 (on a scale of 1-10)

As I was going through the wine stores new additions, I came across this wine, which also had a great review attached to it. Being that it was only $9.99, I decided to try it.

I must say that I was not impressed when I had it, and neither was an associate of mine; she thought less of it than me.

For all of the hype, and no delivery, I gave this just a rating of 6. The taste reminds me of Jacob's Creek Sparkling Brut(from Australia) and somewhat of a diluted Yellowtail Reserve Chardonnay, which is actually a wine that I prefer.

While I did not give this wine a great rating, I will have to check with the vintner to see if they actually do make a sprakling version of this wine. But summarily, unless you like something with a more subdued taste, I'd leave this one alone.


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