Turning Leaf Reserve Chardonnay 2006

Originally posted June 2011 at Blogarhythms.

Another inexpensive Chardonnay for consideration.

Vineyard:     Turning Leaf
Varietal:       Chardonnay
Vintage:        2006 Reserve
Appellation: California
Price:          $7.99

Notes:     This Chardonnay from the ubiquitous Turning Leaf vineyards is surprisingly deep golden in color with a ripe (I’d even say baked) apple flavor base.  There is a light citrus note and spice along the way ending with just the slightest hint of a grassy bite.  Not a bad wine at all.  But because I’m not really a huge fan of baked apples, this will probably not be a repeat buy for me.  If you like ripe/baked apples, go for it.  You could certainly do much worse for the price.

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