Silverdale, WA 13% alc. (Purchased on 2/25/14)
A friend of mine has been buying this Chard in case lot quantity for a couple of years now as an everyday quaffer. So, due to the shortage of new wines at my local GO, I gave it a shot…not expecting much.
Brilliant pale golden. Nose shows very light toasty oak, earth, pear and lemon. Light and wispy in the mouth…so much so, that I was expecting it to be flabby. But it’s got decent acidity, so no flabbiness here. The flavors are more tart lemon and pear with a certain flintstone quality and reined-in oak. I’m guessing there’s also some residual sugar here…in the Kendall-Jackson vein. This is a very quaffable, unpretentious, but flavorful Chardonnay in a cheap flat-bottom bottle with a goofy name and label. Bottom line…for four bucks it tastes pretty good for an everyday white, weddings or parties.
By the way…for our Portland friends, I’ll be in Portland for a few days later this week and hope to drop in at the Hollywood GO for a short visit around noon on Saturday, 3/1. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood. I’ll likely be wearing some kind of Seahawk paraphernalia…an old guy with a short gray beard.