This was a bit of a cheater for me. On the last day of a Buy 1 Get 1 for a Buck sale at Premier, hubby and I dashed in to replenish our depleted wine supply. I realized I had not yet reviewed a chardonnay, so when I saw this for $14.99 with a second bottle being a dollar, I went for it. With an averaged price $8 for a bottle, it certainly fit into the “cheap wine” category!
Unfortunately, I had buyer’s remorse after the first glass … I was remorseful that I had not purchased an entire case! This was worth the $15 original price – plus more – in my opinion!
I will first state that I like Chardonnay. I have issues with the sulfites used in whites (but not reds, go figure), most particularly in Chardonnays so I am always leery when I try a new one. My issue runs to my one foot blowing up. It is only one foot, and it is nearly always after a Chardonnay. Sooooo I usually avoid Chardonnays or I keep it to one glass (awwww).
This week’s entry is: Archstone 2008 Chardonnay
Chardonnay grapes are green-skinned when used to make white wines. It is the second most popular grape used in the making of whites. Easily adaptable to most soils, it takes on the impressions of the area and the winemaker.
This luscious Chardonnay displays elegant ripe apple and lemon-custard aromas with intriguing floral and cinnamon-spice notes.
Beautifully golden in color, the nose was a wonderful floral smell. The first sip, an excellent fruity concoction that was both smooth, balanced and of course, not overwhelming. I wanted to savor the mouthful – you know, like a person that actually knew something about wine. The finish was amazing. I made it a point to have food that would pair well with this chardonnay over the course of the following two weeks as we (hey, hubby had a glass) drank both bottles. When all else failed, I ate tortilla chips. Highly drinkable wine.
And the best part? No reaction from the sulfites!
As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
Note: this post originally appeared on my old blog, Coupons, Deals and More.
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