2006 De Loach Chardonnay, Porter-Bass Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA

Popped and poured this Chardonnay while cooking dinner.

On the nose, the De Loach gave a little butter and pineapple.

On the palate, the butter came though a bit, as did the pineapple, along with some lemon zest.  Once the wine warmed a bit, the butter notes faded away and the fruit came through with a little more prominence.  The acid was strong enough to hold this middle-of-the road Chardonnay together well enough.

The De Loach Chardonnay is an easy drinker The Rib and I sipped before and during dinner (grilled chicken breast).  This would be a decent wine to sit with on the patio or in the backyard.  At $18, there are more interesting (and better) whites available, so try it or don’t.  You won’t necessarily be disappointed with this bottle, but you probably won’t pick up the tablet computer machine to send an email about it to the homeland, either.

From the Corkpit,


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