Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wine Wednesday: 2006 Pine & Post Chardonnay
As I've mentioned previously, I have a love for the Pine & Post Cabernet. Dollar for dollar, I think it's the best value out there. So, the other day while cruising the Harris Teeter wine aisle, I came across a Pine & Post Chardonnay. Needless to say, I snapped it up in record time.
This 2006 Chardonnay is from the Columbia River region of Washington State, from the same region where their Cabernet is from.
I found this Chardonnay to be much lighter in texture and taste than other Chardonnays. This wine lacked the butter and oak flavors that I typically enjoy in chards. Instead it has flavors of pineapple, citrus, and green apple. The finish is crisp with a slight acidity, but not too crisp. If I had to guess, I'd say that this wine was aged in steel and not oak barrels.
It's a good wine, and if you're going for a lighter and crisp wine, this is a good choice. But to me it seemed more like a Sauvignon Blanc and not a Chardonnay. It's good, just not my style.
FYI, It would be a perfect compiment to lighter dishes including fish and sushi.
Price: $ ($6-$7)
Pine & Post
Columbia Valley, WA