Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rainbow Wine

Unsettled weather recently...but every dark side has a bright one...see the rainbow... As the clouds cleared..a chance to sit outside again..and to try an old favourite.

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2006 California, U.S.A.
This was one of the first California Chardonnay I enjoyed.. all that overoaked stuff years ago...like licking a vanilla stick.
Others have since followed..thank heavens...
It is more French in style than Cali..which is why I like it.
This sees less than 20% new oak....some honey..very elegant..stylish..touch of lemon and lime on the palate....brilliant acidity..which just bites into the creamy texture...if only all Chardonnays had this style...lovely now..but from experience..this will age...

A perfect match for a rainbow.
Points 17.75

1 comment:

Joe said...

Great minds think alike - Montelena is my favourite California chardonnay as well! I've even stuck a few of these away for aging...

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