Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wine Review: White Oak 2009 Chardonnay

This wine has a light straw color. The nose has aromas of peaches, pears and a hint of toast. The palate mirrors the nose along with a nice acidity and a touch of oak.  I like chardonnays that are crafted with a bit of "restraint" on the oak; this allows the fruit to be the star and the oak to play a supporting role giving the wine structure and balance. The wine has a nice finish.

 This wine was great to sip alone or to be paired with chicken, Pasta Alfredo with shrimp or chicken, seafood, especially off the grill, (due to the toasty notes of the wine), appetizers and light cheeses, like the Fresh Market's Raw Milk Cheddar. Note: This wine was a sample provided by White Oak Vineyards & Winery  SRP $24.00


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