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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chardonnay Tasting

Tonight we had another meeting of our wine tasting club. The wine tonight was chardonnay. I'm not a fan of chardonnay, but we had a good variety. The prices of the wines ranged from $8.99 to $16.99.

I wasn't crazy about the $8.99 bottle, but I also didn't like the $16.99 wine. I still prefer a chardonnay that doesn't have an oaky flavor. To be honest, the oaky flavor is the only one I can actually pick out. They were supposed to have traces of apple, peach, pineapple and citrus flavors. I can never pick them out.

My two favorites were a Michel Picard Chardonnay Bourgogne from France and Wakefield Unwooded Chardonnay from Australia. Both were priced in the middle. Most of those at our table gave a big thumbs down to Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay which was the most expensive. I guess that proves that most expensive isn't necessarily best.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

I've kept note of a suggestion from The Today Show on a wine that might be found at Trader Joe's. It's called Two Buck Chuck Chardonnay and the price was $3.00 Also, Bull's Blood was $4.00 (pricey! pricey!) And then another comment that Rose is always cheap and good.
They did slip in Dom Perignon Champagne at $100.00 + a bottle!
ms/sss