This is just a quick post about an Argentinian Chardonnay I recently had. In the immortal words of the character Joe Friday (played by Jack Webb) from the radio and television show Dragnet, I’ll be sticking to “just the facts.”
Notes: The color of this South American white wine was a pale shade of Maize. On the nose I found lemon, toasty oak, some pineapple, and a zing of paint thinner. Acidity was good but on the lower end of what I think of as typical for the varietal. Alcohol was at 13.5%, and it was a medium-bodied selection. Flavors? Well, I tasted citrus (mainly lemon, some grapefruit), butter, pineapple, and grass. It had quite a long finish that held copious toasty oak along with hints of spice and butter. I enjoyed this selection. It does have a fair amount of oak which gives me no pause but isn’t to everyone’s liking. With the buttery undertones, maybe this would be a good accompaniment to a lobster dish or chicken with mushrooms.