A Chardonnay Kinda Day

I decided to serve a creamy chicken casserole the other night and thought rather than go in stark contrast and try to cut the cream by serving my usual Sauvignon Blanc, that I’d instead try to marry the flavors and serve a Chardonnay.  My choice also became inspired by the fact that we really only have Chardonnay left in the basement for whites…how that happened, I have no idea!  I picked the 2006 Chatom Chardonnay that I bought on my trip up to Calaveras last fall.  It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and cost me $12.60 at the winery.

On the nose I found spiced pear, apple, lemon, apple butter, and cream. I liked the nose on this one a lot!  In the mouth I got tart fruit, pear, apple, lemon, peach, honey on the back palate, and pretty spicy! Overall, I thought the wine had a nice flavor and was just crisp enough to cut through a bit of the cream in my casserole!

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