2011 3 Blind Moose California Chardonnay $3.99

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.

IMG_1413Brilliant 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.

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3 thoughts on “2011 3 Blind Moose California Chardonnay $3.99

    1. lim13 Post author

      Hi Sue. Been down your way many times…visiting wineries since the early 80’s. But I haven’t been down in a while…and never been to the GO. Would love to stop in and say hello sometime, but don’t know when. Thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoy the blog …hope you find it helpful.

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