Whoa, that's one long name on that label! Longer than the finish on the wine! Haha, sorry, that wasn't nice. I assure you, the wine is nicer than my remark.
You may notice that the style of the photo is different than my previous reviews. The normal picture I took of the wine in the glass next to the bottle came out looking like I was drinking chocolate - not good for a rosé! So I replaced it with a picture of just the label, which apparently is something more suited to my picture-taking abilities.
This week's wine was another $7.99'er, from the L.A. Wine Company. If you're getting tired of all the wines so far being $7.99 and also predominantly rosés, take heart because this was the last wine at that price tag and also the last rosé residing in the Emerson Suites.
On to the wine: It had a pretty cranberry or light fruit punch color. The aromas were a bit subdued, with red berries and some white pepper. In the mouth the wine was silky and tasted like a mixed berry pie, with acidity emerging in the middle and lasting through the short aftertaste. There was also a slight lemony undertone.
Overall, this was a nice, simple and decently fruity wine that was easy to drink. For the $7.99 price, it gets two thumbs up.
When I log onto Cellar Tracker, I generally take a look at the first page or two of tasting notes to see what people are posting. Here is what someone posted tonight about the 2004 Kistler Sonoma County Chardonnay:
Way too much oak and way too little fruit. Had potential but just couldn't get past the oak treatment. A bit of granny smith apple and bartlett pear but for the most part....oak in all of it's buttery vanilla cedar characteristics.
And the rating? A 90. I know Kistler has a great reputation (and also is pretty expensive) but I am wondering if this wine garnered a 90 solely on the basis of it having the Kistler label? The description doesn't sound like a 90-point wine. I'm not commenting yay or nay on Kistler since I haven't tasted anything from them in years, but rather I'm commenting about scores seemingly not matching tasting notes. Since I was writing this at the same time I had logged onto Cellar Tracker, I thought I'd add this little observation to tonight's posting.
That's all for now.. ah, it's the weekend! Have a fine one!