Thursday, December 6, 2012
2009 Idle Cellars Chardonnay
2009 Idle Cellars Catherine Bonneau Vineyard Chardonnay, Los Carneros - Nice, medium golden color. Starts off with a lot of sweet pineapple and peach aromas which quickly give way to drier, lemony and floral notes. On the palate, there's a oily richness to the tart, minerally, lemon flavors and a pleasant bitterness from the French oak aging. The tropical notes and nicely-balanced acidity are hallmarks of the Carneros region. About $20
Enjoyed with heavy Hors d'ouevres including roasted red pepper hummus, warm spinach dip and assorted cheeses and sausages.