1, 2, 3, 4 I Declare a Thumb War

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Thumbprint Cellars.

Some days I start to think about what wine we’re going to drink that night early in the day.  This was one of those days.  We were having Tilapia with bread crumbs and I usually go straight for a Sauvignon Blanc.  However, the folks from Thumbprint Cellars had recently sent me a bottle of their 2007 Thumbprint Cellars Russian River Valley Chardonnay.  It’s 100% stainless steel fermented, but they let it go through just a touch of malo-actic…I was intrigued and thought it might be a good match for the Tilapia. It retails for $29, had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 14.3% alcohol by volume, and is a Vegan wine (never seen that before!).

On the nose I found peach, pear, yellow apple, lemon, citrus, and tropical notes.  The Pear really dominated the nose, which overall I found to be very aromatic. In the mouth I got green apple, stone fruit, lemon, lemon zest, tangerine, orange spice, lemon oil, and spice.  The wine had a long finish and just the slightest touch of a creamy mouthfeel which went perfectly with our baked Tilapia.  Thumbprint Cellars was new to me, I’m interested in checking out some of their other offerings!

One Response

  1. Thumbprint! Good stuff. My parents visit the winery a lot so I get to taste the fruits of their labor. Their other wines are very good.. especially their 2006 Three Some.

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