Browsing All posts tagged under »chardonnay«

Wines for Easter

April 8, 2009


Easter is one of the holiest holidays of the year. My family uses these times to bring the family together for a meal, some laughs and fun. The typical family dinner over these holidays involve roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, veggies, dressing and casseroles of some sort. Pies and ice cream for dessert. It's my trainer's worst nightmare. Well, actually *my* worst nightmare - working out after an unrestrained holiday weekend is practically unholy. If you run through the list of foods I listed above, and consider my first article on matching strength or weight of the wine you'll have a hard time making a match. What's a wine lover to do? Pick a great wine, skip the meal enjoy the wine. Just kiddin.

Old Vine Chardonnay from Niagara

April 17, 2008


2005 Hidden Bench Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay $40 from the winery I want to stick to sharing mostly to LCBO offerings which are widely available, but I get down to Niagara a few times a year to taste wines and I want to share.  Hidden Bench is one of those wineries you love to visit – […]

Old Vine Chablis

April 16, 2008


LA CHABLISIENNE CHABLIS VIEILLES VIGNES (V) 0 VINTAGES 942243 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 21.80 colour: dried straw on a summer day on the nose: this is a cheeky nose – she saunters up to you all lemon peel, slaps you in the face with grass, smirks and walks away with a fistful of […]

A Great NZ Chardonnay

April 15, 2008


Cloudy Bay is a producer well known for its Sauvignon Blanc. Little did I know when I picked up their Chard it would be as well made and tasty! Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2005 VINTAGES 359513 Price: 39.65 colour: golden yellow – apple juice kind of colour – watery miniscus on the nose: sensuous bouquet of […]

Chardonnay: The Neglected Friend

April 14, 2008


Chardonnay has gotten a bad rap.  It started for us in North America when California started to grow obscene amounts of the stuff.  Chard was very popular at the time, and so massive volumes of straw coloured swill flooded the market.  There was some good stuff, oh yes, but unfortunately for consumers there was also […]

Luxurious Chardonnay from Twenty Mile Bench

April 8, 2008


Le Clos Jordanne is a partnership between Vincor Canada and Boisset France.  It is their first investment in non-Burgundian (from Burgundy, France) property.  Their initial releases gained critical acclaim.  Here are my tasting notes from their 05 single vineyard Chardonnay.  These are currently sold out of LCBO, but is available on the wine lists of […]

San Fran Chardonnay

April 5, 2008


MOUNT EDEN ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2003 VINTAGES 603829 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 44.65 This is Chardonnay has climbed in price since the 01 vintage that was available at the LCBO.  It continues to climb in popularity ’cause it’s so darn good!  Tasting notes below from the 01. colour: golden straw yellow. on the nose: […]