Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Murphy Goode Chardonnay 2008, Sonoma County, CA, USA

A full-bodied creamy Chardonnay from Sonoma in CA.

Technical Data: 100% Chardonnay. Aged a few months in French and American oak barrels, 10% new.

Description: Bright medium gold color. Nose of good intensity expressing, at first, aromas of baked apples, tropical fruits and stone fruits, backed up by oak, yeast and cream. The palate is alluring, well balanced and long lasting, mingling together pear and white pepper flavors to oak, buttery notes and minerality. Quite creamy thru and thru with a nice touch of pineapple at the very end of the palate.

Food Pairing & Service: Will pair well with salmon, crab meat, pasta with Shrimps in white sauce and scallops... I could also see this chardonnay to be paired with a cheese called "Bonne Bouche", an Ash-Ripened (creamy) Goat Cheese by Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery.

Score: 7/10.

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

Price as seen on DC shelf: $19.99

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