I am sick and tired of this long winter! During the month of February we had sixteen straight days of sub-zero mornings and not only is it taking its toll on us, but on the house too. We recently came back from a week’s trip in California and found our line to the septic system was frozen. Fortunately the basement was not flooded entirely and was limited to a small amount of back up by the drain where we had to throw out some carpet in the back room. I am looking forward to summer and wont complain about the heat this year!
We have been drinking more red wines lately then whites. I wanted to have a dry, crisp white wine with dinner and wandered down stairs where the cellar to find a Chardonnay. I decided on a bottle of 2009 Clos Pegase Hommage Chardonnay. The fruit came from the Carneros AVA in southern Napa and Sonoma. If you are in a liquor store and are not sure what Chardonnay is good, it’s a safe bet that a selection of one from Carneros is a safe bet.
Pale color depth. A nice amber hue.
The Chardonnay was very aromatic and fruity. I could smell creamy, buttery, pear, banana, and citrus.
It was not sweet and was medium-bodied. The acidity was good as well as the tannins. The mouth feel was buttery with a slight tart feel on both sides of my tongue and my mouth salivate with every sip. The finish was long and flavorful.
How much: $30.00
I rated the 2009 Clos Pegase Hommage Chardonnay three glasses. It was really good and I would drink it again.
In Vino Veritas!