Southern Chardonnay

Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from F. Wildman.

Matt seemed in the mood for a Chardonnay the other night. Not terribly common around these parts, but hey, strike while the striking is hot since so many folks send Chardonnay our way, they tend to pile up just a bit. I really need to have people over and just taste through all of one variety of wine to clear out some stuff. Like a brown bag lunch, but you get to take home wine in brown bags if you like it. Anywho, we settled on the 2007 Trapiche Broquel Chardonnay. It clocked in at 14% alcohol by volume (I prefer my whites a little less alcoholic than that) and looks to retail for about $15.

On the nose the wine smelled woody, with peach, mango, tropical fruit, yellow apple, vanilla cream, butter, and more peach. In the mouth I got lemon, butter, apple, tropical notes, a little wood, and a little more butter. I found it to be crisper than I expected based on the wood and butter notes, but I thought that compared to the nose the palate fell off a bit.