Friday, May 29, 2009

Wine Review – 2007 Gainey Chardonnay

This is a great summer time chardonnay, actually it would be good any time of year, but since it is almost officially summer, let’s go with a good summer time chardonnay. Gainey Vineyards is located in Santa Ynez, California and has been producing top notch wines since 1984. This chardonnay really reflects the terroir and the result is a crisp, well-balanced wine. It is a golden straw color in the glass and has aromas of citrus and melon. On the palate you will find it is buttery and heavy on the oak, but it is not overbearing. Also you will find that it has a long finish with a slight mineral aftertaste. It is well balanced and even thought the oak is present, it is not overwhelming. We had this wine with some different cheeses and it went well with all of them. It would also be a good fit for seafood dishes. It retails for around $25 dollars and would age nicely for several years if you choose. Me, I would buy two, drink one now and save the other for down the road.


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