Some wines I remember for their impact on my senses – their bouquet, their flavors. Others I remember as part of what I was doing when I drank them – at a birthday party, concert, special restaurant, etc. When I popped the cork on this bottle, my sweetie and I had decided to catch up on our pop culture and begin watching Season 1 of the show True Detective via HBO Now. I truly didn’t realize how dark the story line would be, or I might have opted for something else. The juxtaposition of a light white wine and the grim crimes being investigated on the screen, however, may have made both more memorable.
Winemaker: Viña Maipo
Wine: Mi Pueblo
Appellation: Central Valley, Chile
Notes: This light-bodied, light-hued Chardonnay had bright acidity and a bouquet consisting of lemon, pineapple and spice. Alcohol was at 13%. On the palate I tasted lemon, pineapple, grass and a very forward kerosene note. I’d suggest pairing this with food as (for me) the kerosene note was a bit off-putting. Maybe that’s why it was marked down from $12 to $5.