Monte Xanic Chardonnay 2007

Originally posted 3/20/2011 at Blogarhythms.

OK.  This is a slight departure from my normal discussion of extremely affordable wines, but I thought it might be interesting nonetheless.  I recently had the chance to drink a bottle of a nice Mexican wine.  Now, I don’t normally equate Mexico with wine production, so I wanted to share my tasting notes. 

Vineyard:  Monte Xanic
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2007
Appellation: Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California Mexico
Price:  $15-22 (online)

Notes:  I had this wine at a restaurant and was quite surprised!  It has a nice bright citrus core with notes of oak, butter and artichoke.  Plenty of acidity to handle foods yet also more viscosity than the average Chardonnay.  For the price (it was more in the restaurant, of course), it won’t go on my “best buy” list.  Still, I thought it was a very interesting drink and worth investigating.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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