In April, Clos La Chance Winery in San Martin named Chardonnay their Wine of The Month.
Some of you may recall that I reviewed some of their wines after visiting the winery.
When I shared my post with CLC on Facebook, it entered me into a contest to win a bottle of their 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay.
Guess who won?
This past Sunday, we took a trip over to the winery to enjoy this beautiful bottle of Chardonnay on their patio.
While we were there, we also hit up another class with Estate Sommelier, Roy Froom, to learn about May’s Wine of the Month…
During the second half of the class, we got to enjoy two fantastic wines by Clos La Chance…
We started with the Estate Cab.
And my take…
Color: Purplish red.
Nose: Blueberry and plum fruit with a hint of oak and chalk dust (You know I love chalk!).
Taste: Fruits of blackberry, dry cherries, and red currant. There is a great acidity to this one, but the tannins are a bit too astringent for me.
Score: In spite of the off tannins, if given time, I see this wine hitting it’s groove very soon. 91+
Color: On the red side of purple.
Nose: Blueberry, lavender, and rubber balls. Yummy!
Taste: There is a great chalkiness (Yes!) and acid play to this wine. I love the herbacious finish of rosemary and menthol. Good cherry fruit and tea leaf.
Score: If you love blueberry, chalk, and tea leaf notes to your wine… You will love this… As do I. 93.
Thanks for the wine and the class, Clos La Chance.
Now, can someone call me a Cab?
Cabernet Sauvignon, that is…