Wine Ophelia Post – Organic Chardonnay in a Teensy Tetra Pak

Wine Ophelia

I received this wine as part of a gift pack during the Wine Bloggers’ Conference in 2011. I think. I know I didn’t buy it.

CalNaturale – Chardonnay – Mendocino CA 2009 – Certified organic grapes

CalNaturale

Notes:

Rich, golden yellow color

On the nose – toast with faint peaches

On the palate – A soft acidity (malo?) and round-ish mouthfeel. Yellow apple, flowers. The peaches remain very subtly but, for my palate, the oak is giving too much essence of Home Depot. I’m seriously wondering about the source of the oak here. Perhaps it underwent “a chpping program” as one to-remain-nameless CA winemaker once told me of one of his/her wines. I shall investigate this further.

The finish lingers and is not altogether unpleasant with an almost mineral quality.

 

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