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.


  1. Bill, you've gotten right to the point, and I think, not being a big Chardonnay fan, you've convinced me: I'd buy a bottle:-)

    1. Pretty good stuff, Dennis. I've got them on my radar for Amphora. I got some samples from them and aside from a corked bottle of Merlot, I've been very impressed.