A cool and crisp California Chardonnay. Chardonnay Showdown Post #6.
100% Chardonnay (unoaked) from California. Widely available for $9.99. Sample received courtesy Big House Wine Company for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Sound the siren, Warden! It looks like our pally is loose…unchained…un-oaked…running about the Big House naked! Last seen confined in stainless steel fermenters, this buster is criminally crisp and bright with green apples on the schnozzle and a hinky hint of pear. Perfect with goat cheese or poultry. Yo, let’s find this chump before he dusts out the caboose eh!
You gotta love the Big House Wine Company labels…always entertaining. Luckily their wines are good too! The 2010 Big House Unchained Naked Chardonnay has aromas of light citrus, green apple, and pear with some added floral notes. It tastes smooth and not overly sweet, with green apple, pear, mango, and grape flavors balanced with a nice acidity. The finish is easy with good flavor and a bit on the dry side. This is a wine that is very easy to drink and it held up just fine on day 2.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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