Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Friday, October 27, 2006

Wine Of The Week - 2004 Bonair Yakima Valley Chardonnay

We first tasted this beauty at Gasperetti's in Yakima. We went to the winery to look for it and we found that it was on sale for $7.50 a bottle, or $90 a case. The regular price at the winery is $14 and we found a bottle in Seattle at the Central Market for $15. This is a bargain, in any event, since this wine is comparable to Chardonnay costing $2o and up. Needless to say Bob and I each bought a case. Wow! This is awesome chardonnay! Fresh, balanced, dry, but not too dry. Tropical fruit, oak and butter, but not in the big in-your-face California way. Fermented and aged in new and older French oak barrels, this wine vaguely bring to mind French Burgundy. Call the winery to see if it is still on special. If you have it shipped it will cost you roughly an additional two dollars per bottle for shipping plus tax.

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