Light & Crisp California Chardonnay

2011 Maple Ridge ChardonnayI love Wine Wednesday since I get to taste several wines so that I can pick a favorite to post about. Lucky me!

This wine was featured in Total Wine the week before I went on vacation so thought it would be a nice white to try while soaking up the warm tropical sun of Key West. And indeed it was! It was an instant hit with all members of the family, not only the Chardonnay drinkers but the Pinot Grigio ones as well. It is often hard to find a wine that will please both palates so I am one happy camper.

This wine is very light and crisp with a wonderful blend of pear, apple and honey flavors. It has a touch of vanilla from the oak barrel and delivers a smooth, refreshing taste. I would recommend this one heartily for summer dining and plan on stocking up on it while it is still available. A great wine for the price!

Food Pairing: Pair with seafood, lightly sauced pastas, green salads, especially those highlighted with fruits like this delightful Spinach, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad, and creamy to mild cheeses.

Price: $7.99

4 and one half out of 5 corks

 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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