Thursday, April 23, 2015

McBride Sisters Truvée 2013 Chardonnay (Central Coast)

McBride Sisters Truvée 2013 Chardonnay (Central Coast), $12.00, 89 points, was a straw yellow.
Aromatic pome fruit, melon, and a floral note were very good.
Medium-bodied with fair-plus acidity carried flavors that mirrored the aromas.
Finished fair on a well integrated 13.5% alcohol, the trailing palate, a touch of honeysuckle, and a good hit of ginger.
McBride Sisters Truvée 2013 Chardonnay was a rather one dimensional Chardonnay done right; it was clean, tasted great, nearly a quaffer, and paired well with my pork chops and red potatoes. If you like and are used to big and buttery Chardonnays, this one might be a bit thin for you (in vino veritas). 
I bought this wine at the Derry Hannaford's Super Market.

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  1. You're on a bit of a Chardonnay kick of late, aren't you? Don't think I have ever seen you review this varietal this much.

    1. VG (Very Gimlet eyed) of you!
      Yes, and I'm for the first time really enjoying Chardonnay in a big way.
      As you know, I haven't been a big fan, but I can't say that there is another wine with such variableness! I guess that's why 'they' call Chardonnay "The winemaker's grape." It will follow , I think it should, that personal tastes in Chardonnay styles will vary as well.

  2. Yes, lots of different styles. Still prefer the old Chablis myself (as in fond of, not literally an old, tired bottle).