Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2006 Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Cuvée Alexandre Atalayas

Today is another WBW entry - Writer's Block Wednesday. I'm deviating from my one wine per week standard to include a review today, plus the regular one will be on Friday, as usual.

This wine with the very long name was purchased at Costco last August for $16.99. Surprisingly there are no reviews of this at Cellar Tracker. I noticed at the time that the bin had the 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages all mixed together so I chose the newest one.

This light straw-colored wine had nice fruity aromas mixed with a bit of oak. On the palate there was a good concentration of crisp, fresh, ripe tropical chardonnay fruit mixed with what reminded me of black olive juice, balanced oak, and overall a very juicy quality because of the fruit and acid balance.

There was nothing particularly complex about the wine and it didn't change much as it sat in the glass, but it had lots of flavor, very good balance, and was ready to drink.

Two thumbs up on this one.

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