Friday, March 21, 2008

2005 Jeriko Estates Chardonnay

This week's wine set me back $19.99 and came from a WineQ shipment. This under-publicized winery's 2005 Pinot Noir had greatly impressed me so I wanted to try more of their offerings.

Buttered green apple, vanilla, oak and traces of lime were in the aromas, along with something reminding me of the oil from roasted mixed nuts.

The wine made a creamy entry on the palate before balanced backing acidity emerged. There were tastes of apple, apple peel, pear, a slight leafy/spicy character, with balanced oak and vanilla. There was a lingering apple and lime finish. I also noted some heat from the alcohol.

Overall this wine had good balance, tasted natural, with all the components in harmony rather than anything being overblown. Also of note is that all the grapes used for this wine were organically grown.

Two thumbs up. Not as fantastic as their Pinot Noir but nevertheless a good bottle of wine!

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1 comment:

Dr. Debs said...

Sounds yummy--like the buttered apple bit--and it's in my Q, too.