Friday, August 24, 2007

Matchbook 2005 Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay

This is the second wine I review from the Crew Wine Co, John and Lane Giguiere. Read more about the Mossback Pinot Noir I reviewed not to long ago here.
On to the Matchbook 2005 Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay. This wine consists of 86% Dunnigan Hills fruit, a warm weather climate, and 14% Russian River Valley fruit, that has the coastal influence and adds structure and intensity to the wine. Aged in french oak for seven months.
I got white floral, apple, pear, a hint of pineapple and toasty oak on the nose. This wine has weight in the mouth with a round, creamy body of apple, citrus and vanilla oak. Doesn't sound to bad, but it is (to me)... The heavy weight and creaminess stayed with me much to long and leaved a cloying feeling in my mouth after swallowing, despite the relatively good acidity and tannins. This was not so much the case at first when it was really cold, but as it moved toward room temperature the viscosity level increased significantly. Not my cup of tea...
Maybe I am just not in a Chardonnay mood today. I will vacuum pump it and taste it again tomorrow. I will let you know if I have changed my mind.

I am also curious to see what you have to say about it. Have you tried it? If not you can find it at from $14.75. Won't empty your wallet. Try it and share your thoughts with me...

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