Friday, July 10, 2009
Why NOT STEP UP your game on Chardonnay tonight? How about the BEST $20 bottle of Chardonnay? How does it compare to YOUR Favorite? Try it...
Tasting Notes for NEWTON Chardonnay 2007 (a blend of Napa 67% and Sonoma 37%): Delicate aromas of white pear flowers, crisp apple, fresh pear, and toasted bread translate to rich fruit flavors on the palate. A burst of freshness unfolds with flavors of citrus, pear, apple, and honeydew melon. A discreet presence of oak evolves into spring-like acidity on the finish. Much softer flint tones.
It was selected by the WSJ reviewing couple as the BEST TASTING Chardonnay for under $20... however, when I asked about the price, I was told it was $22, on sale for $17.
Rich and balanced, this wine opens with enticing aromas of pear, baked apple and white peach accented by hints of nutmeg and clove. On the palate, fresh tangerine and dried apricot flavors mingle with vanilla creating a uniquely pure wine that is both refreshingly bright yet richly textured.