Bottle Review: 2009 Concannon Chardonnay

2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay

Price: $15

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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

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