Happy #ChardonnayDay!

 

Today is #ChardonnayDay!

I ain’t gonna lie…

This mofo snuck up on me this year.

Luckily, I had this bad boy on hand…

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Jason-Stephens 2012 Estate Select Chardonnay

100% of the grapes from the Jason-Stephens 2012 Estate Select Chardonnay come from their vineyard in the back woods of the Santa Clara Valley.  Jason-Stephens does two Chards.  The Estate Chardonnay is 100% Stainless Steel fermented and aged, while the Estate Select sees a fair amount of oak and goes through secondary malolactic fermentation.  It’s 14.5% alcohol, and retails for 30 bucks.

Color: Bright straw yellow.

Nose: Very clean nose of green apple, lime, pear, and wet rocks.

Taste: There’s a good weight to this wine.  It’s got a big initial hit of toasty oak up front, which quickly gives way to buttered green apple, minerals, and lime zest.

Score: This wine is pleasant, but the finish is a bit awkward.  All-in-all, it’s a solid effort from one of my favorite local wineries.  86+

While tasting the wine, I put together a quick little Indian dish for dinner…

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Basmati Rice with Curried Chickpeas and a Samosa that One of my Students gave me for the Last Day of School

Pairing: The acid of the wine plays well with the lemongrass of the curry.  It really makes the spices pop.  What a great pairing… I rule!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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3 Responses to “Happy #ChardonnayDay!”

  1. jeffeckles Says:

    You do, in fact, rule! I think I would have preferred the Estate bottle, I like the unoaked Chards better I have found.

  2. Marcello Buonarroti Says:

    Last day of school, are you kidding?

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