I was walking around the grocery store yesterday, and I wanted to try a different brand of wine. You know what that means, time to drink the whole bottle of wine type of night. My local grocery store is called Fred Meyers, and I usually go there when the roads are bad. At this moment, I live in Alaska and it’s sooo snowy. I’m so over winter right now. When I’m kind down in the dumps I resort to wine to lift me back in the clouds.
Anyways, I was walking down the wine aisle and usually the Cabernet Sauvignon’s draw my attention. Today I felt slightly feisty, and I knew I would be drinking beer the next day. I made my way to the Chardonnay’s, and I found this little booger because I was deciding whether or not to buy the Cab from this brand. I read the label of the Chardonnay, and they have the aromas advertised as melon and pineapple with notes of vanilla and spice. Boy were they wrong with this one. I could taste the melon and pineapple notes, but the vanilla/spice was nonexistent. This wine was over powering sweet, and could pass as a Moscato. Most if not all Chardonnay’s should have a hint of oak or a wood note cleansing the palate which gives you that smooth after taste we all want and love.
Wrapping up my thoughts: I was highly disappointed with this wine. My husband won’t drink wine because he thinks they all taste like cough syrup. Well, this wine was pretty close to that assessment. Of course I drank the whole bottle. In the wine world, you never leave a bottle behind and/or left-over wine. It’s just a no no. I bought this in the first place because I wanted to find a wine that closely resembled the taste of Handcraft Chardonnay. The stores up here don’t have a market for it and they have stopped selling them. So when I saw that the sweet flavors were going to be in the forefront of this wine’s taste spectrum, I wanted to try it. Totally not what I was looking for. I absolutely hate sweet wines. Give me a dry wine and I’ll be the happiest little camper.
Recommendations: If you like the more fruity sweet wines like the Moscato and/or the Pinot Grigio, then this one is for you.
Have a sip-tastic day!!!
Your Winey Chef,
Last call: Always sip responsibly. Never chug a bottle.