Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clos du Bois North Coast Chardonnay 2008, CA, USA

A full-bodied rich and creamy Chardonnay from the North Coast area in CA, one of my "to-go" Californian Chard!

Technical Data: 100% Chardonnay. Aged 6 months on the lees in a combination of French and American oak barrels.

Description: Bright gold color. Creamy/buttery nose showing off aromas of pear and baked apple enticed with caramel from its aging. Its palate is quite and echo of its nose with the addition of oaky flavors. The wine has a rich mouthfeel and is textured. A long lasting finish and a good acidity will complete the picture.

Food Pairing & Service: Will pair well with pasta in cream sauce and luscious fare...as well as with Latin American cuisine or Asian spicy food. I could most definitely enjoy this wine by the glass or even pair it with a French cheese called Petit Pont L'Évêque, if I am not mistaken, this cheese is from the category called soft ripened cheese with washed rind.

Score: 9/10.

Ageing Potential: Drink now and up to 2 more years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $16.99

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