2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay
He Sips: Not a bad chardonnay for the price. It has a lot of tropical fruit on the nose, and some of that fruit definitely comes through on the palate as well. It also has a nice medium to full bodied mouth feel. If you are completely opposed to oak touching your chardonnay, then this is not the wine for you. It’s aged in a combination of French and American oak, and certainly has the tell tale signs – butter and vanilla. Don’t let that scare you away though. This isn’t a bottle of melted butter like almost every California chard was a few years ago. The oak flavors are nicely restrained.
She Sips: This wine was really good. On the nose: all tropical fruits. Coated the mouth with a silky finish. I wanted it to last longer than it did–but that’s a white for you. Not a typical California chard–but not far from it. At $15 a bottle, I’d drink this often. Great as a pre-dinner, social-hour cocktail glass or with a cream-sauce meal or with chicken.
We Sips: Buy a bottle