You may have seen my recent post titled “A Peek Into the Past” in which I explored what happened to the Italian Swiss Colony winery. As I mentioned in that post, the descendant of the Italian Swiss Colony (at least physically) is now called Chateau Souverain. Shortly after publishing that post, I saw this Chardonnay in my local store. Of course I had to give it a try!
Winemaker: Chateau Souverain
Notes: On the nose I smelled citrus, peach and lots of grass. The color of this inexpensive Chardonnay was a pale yellow. It was medium-bodied with high acidity and alcohol at 13.7%. Flavors my tongue detected included peach, toasty oak, citrus, and grass with a faint hint of caramel. It was pleasant and will make a nice partner with light fare.