Feral and gamey, just where the wild things are

Monday, March 10, 2008

Brand NameYalumba
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Wine NameWild Ferment Chardonnay
Vintage (Year)2006
AVAEden Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I first came across Yalumba with their Reserve Muscat, as well as their Antique Tawny, and loved them. I have had the occasional weird wild type of wine, but this one actually tasted quite good.

I could imagine Maurice Sendak writing his Where the Wild Things Are stories while sipping on a glass of two of this vintage. The first thing that comes to mind is a nice wild field overgrown with various plants, but I even think more of being near a lake with the reeds and the dragonflies. You can definitely get that outdoors feeling with this one.

I would say that this wine would be perfect for lazing in the grass and picnicing, if not chilling by the beach on a chaise lounge, while catching a cool ocean breeze.

The taste itself is grassy, while with a slight twist to the citrus, almost as if you took a kiwi, and let it sit for awhile, and then took just ten percent of it's flavor.

You'll love this one.


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