we got it and how much it cost.
At our local Kroger
Supermarket for only 8.99 with our Kroger Plus Card
Where is this
By Robert Mondavi vineyards in
California's central coast.
Impression of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay, 2004
This wine is something a bit
different then most sub ten dollar domestic Chardonnays.
Not the typical crisp light fruity chardonnay it is much fuller
bodied and honestly quite wonderful. Mondavi has really
pulled off producing a value priced wine that tastes and feels
more like some of the higher end Chardonnays that sell in the
mid twenties and higher.
Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
flavors are a lot of tropical fruit notes which are
characteristic of Central Coast Chardonnay with the toasty,
creamy, buttery characters. There is also ripe pear, apple
and peach and some butter cream, vanilla, honey and baked
bread. That is a lot going on for nine dollars a
bottle. The aromas are mostly of pear and oak. There
is some great oak character in this wine but as only 20% of the
wine is aged in oak it is not dominant like some more oaky
chardonnays. It is a nice balance and a very full bodied
foods will this wine go well with?
Rich dishes like fettuccine
Alfredo are a great fit. Any good flavorful chicken or
fish dish. Cheeses are a perfect fit too specifically rich
flavorful ones. White Sharpe Cheddar would be real
nice. With fish try things like sword fish, seared tuna
and grilled salmon.
Grapes are In Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay, 2004?
Chardonnay, 2% aromatic white varieties (I would like to be more
specific but that is all the Mondavi web site will tell me)
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
You bet I will keep a bottle
or two on hand and perhaps put up one or two I think this one
has enough body to handle a bit of age, not a lot but it will
keep 1-3 years.
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
This is not for light white
drinkers at least not at first it is very full bodied and
rich. So if that's what you like you will love this.
If like me you are often hard pressed to be pulled away from big
reds like cab and zin you may want to pick this one when you
need a white but really are craving a red as it has enough going
on to satisify the hedonist impluses.
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