A full-bodied, creamy Chardonnay that brings an unusual scent to mind. Chardonnay ShowdownPost #7
100% Chardonnay from California. Partial aging in French oak for 5 months. SRP of $14 with wide availability. Sample received courtesy Michael David Winery for review purposes.
From the winemaker:
"With so many sins committed, Michael and David's consciences were starting to wear thin. There must be a way to repent of all our sins!? With redemption in mind, the two brothers thought long and hard for a way to clean the slate for their forsaken past. At first thought, confession seemed just. On second thought, a Chardonnay seemed to be the fix - a Heavenly Chardonnay at that. Seven Heavenly Chardonnay serves as a sister bottling to the Seven Deadly Zins. Needless to say, Mike and Dave have been redeemed!
As I mentioned in the lead, this is a full-bodied and creamy Chardonnay...but what is the unusual scent, you may be asking? Well, I didn't get this, but the two moms that sniffed this wine (my wife and her friend) immediately caught the unmistakable smell of A&D ointment! Neither were put off by it, and in fact, liked the wine a lot, but as moms of young kids they know this aroma all too well. And if you think about, what could be more heavenly than babies!
In addition to the A&D, the 2010 Seven Heavenly Chardonnay showed aromas of pear, ripe fruit, and a little caramel. The taste is creamy with lemon-pineapple custard, and pear flavors with a fair amount of oak. The creamy lemon finish also showed a nice counterbalance of white pepper. The wine held up just fine on day 2. A great full-bodied Chardonnay that may just make the moms a little nostalgic!
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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