I’m still trying to play catch-up on some tasting notes, so I’ll keep it simple and to the point.
Notes: This California Chardonnay was pale yellow in the glass. On the nose I smelled lemon, grass and lanolin. It was light-bodied with a definite coat-the-tongue quotient and high acidity. Alcohol was at 13.5%. On the palate I found citrus, sweet pear, spice, and a lanolin note. It had a long finish of citrus zest. Best with food, I think – chicken dishes.
Because Pinot Noir is known to generally be a good accompaniment for a holiday turkey, I did a little advance tasting several weeks ago. This Pinot was on sale at my local grocery store, so I decided to see about it.
Wine: Pinot Noir
Notes: The color was a medium ruby. On the nose I caught scents of berries, rubber, pine, and … a touch of wet dog. I’m not kidding. Anyway, It was light-bodied with high acidity and moderate tannins. Alcohol was at 13.5%. On the palate I tasted rubber, pepper, red berries and a hint of pine. I’m not sure I’d pair this with your typical holiday turkey, but I think it would be a good match for a gamey fowl — duck or maybe goose.