Posts Tagged ‘Chardonnay’

Stay Rad Wine Blog Episode 176: Drankin’ that Kosher Chardonnay

July 12, 2016

In this episode, Jeff gets into a sample of some Kosher Chardonnay from Israel.

Wine Tasted:

Yarden 2013 Odem Vineyard Chardonnay


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Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 170: Bien Nacido Chardonnay from Castello di Amorosa

September 19, 2015

In this episode, Jeff tastes two Chardonnay samples from the same year, vineyard, and winery. The difference? One of them was aged in a concrete egg!

Wines Tasted:

Castello di Amorosa 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay and 2013 La Rocca Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay

Castello di Amorosa 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay and 2013 La Rocca Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay

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Note: Both these samples were provided for review by Castello di Amorosa.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 166: Storming the Castello

June 7, 2015

Jeff was recently sent 3 bottles of Chadonnay for review from Castello di Amorosa.  Let’s see what this first bottle has in store.

Wine Tasted:

Castello di Amorosa 2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay

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What’s the last Chardonnay that blew your face off?  Leave a comment, and let us know. 

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 162: Wine Tasing at the Dionysus Dash

May 3, 2015

In this episode, Jeff explores the effects of running on how we taste wine…

Wine Tasted:

Clos la Chance 2014 Reserve Chardonnay Pure

Clos la Chance 2014 Reserve Viognier

Clos la Chance 2012 Reserve Merlot

Clos la Chance 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

And here are some pictures from the race…

Jeff and Kara Before

The View from the Starting Line

The Prize Table

Your 3rd and 1st Place Divisional Champs

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Jeff

Alright athletes, tell us what your favorite wine and sports pairing is.  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 148: Stone Cold Goods

November 25, 2014

In this episode, Jeff reviews two samples from Cornerstone Oregon before the Thanksgiving holiday…

Wines Reviewed:

 

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Cornerstone Oregon 2012 Chardonnay and 2011 Pinot Noir

 

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Jeff

What wine will you be pairing with your Thanksgiving feast?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 136: We Be Clubbin’

June 21, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries two samples from The International Wine of the Month Club

Wines Tasted:

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Domaine Marc Colin 2011 Saint-Aubin La Fontenotte

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Bellingham 2011 The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV

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What’s your favorite White Burgundy or South African wine?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 124: They Gave Me a Ferrari!!!

December 5, 2013

In this episode, Jeff takes this Ferrari for a spin…

Wine Tasted:

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Ferrari NV Rose

Links:

Ferrari NV Rose sample provided by Gregory White PR.

Don’t forget to visit Jeff Eckle’s blog, The Lonely Vine.

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Leave a comment, and let us know about the last, legit, pink, sparkling, Italian wine you had.

Chardonnay and Fish Tacos

July 22, 2013

Hey, y’all!

I just wanted to check in with you, real quick, to show you the meal I made last night…

And since we all know that wine is my favorite food, we’ll start with that.

Check it out!

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Trader Joe’s 2012 Grower’s Reserve Chardonnay

You know that I’m a fan of Trader Joe’s brand wines for their exceptional value.

You should also know that I’ve been in a white wine type of mood, lately.

So…

When I found this $6 Chardonnay made from organic grapes, I had to check it out.

Color: A deep, Golden Delicious apple flesh kind of yellow.

Nose: Green apple, peach skin, lemon, and lime fruits are accented by a subtle toasty note.

Taste: Fruits of apple and pear are wrapped up in a toasty pie crust, topped with a lemon squeeze.

Score: Not the most complex of wines, but it brings a refreshing flavor at a great price.  87 points.

Food Pairing:

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Pan-Seared Tilapia Fish Tacos with Greek Yogurt, Vinegar Slaw, and Sriracha

The acid of the wine elevates the buttery fish to bring out this really fun toasty and nutty flavor.

This is a great pairing.

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Jeff

What wine would you pair with this fish taco? Leave a comment, and tell us about it.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 100: The Big 100!

May 28, 2013

In celebration of episode number 100 of Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Jeff shares this Champagne with long-time friend, and fan favorite, Dave TheVegetarian.

Wine Tasted:

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Joseph Perrier NV Cuvee Royale Brut Blanc de Blancs

Also…

Congratulations to Kayla “The Barrel Thief” Koroush and C. “The Flying Giraffe” Colton.  You have each won a Silver Oak Calendar.  I will be contacting you shortly by email to get a mailing address.

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Jeff

What’s your favorite higher-end Champagne?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Happy #ChardonnayDay!

May 23, 2013

 

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!

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Jeff


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