Sunday, January 24, 2010

2008 Terlato Quick Fire Chardonnay Top Chef

Walking through the wine department one day chatting with a friend, I spotted this Chardonnay. As a big fan of the show Top Chef, curiosity killed the cat and I just had to bring this home and taste.
My wine friends have bragged about Terlato wines and how very good they taste. The 2008 Quick Fire Chardonnay follows that same pattern of excellent wines. When you first pour the wine in the glass you immediately smell a bowl of fresh crisp green apples, citrus and a hint of vanilla. Just knew I would enjoy this wine (family in back quoted as saying "What wine don't you like?" followed by laughter).
A huge green apple flavor at the beginning and finished nicely with a creamy buttery vanilla. What's outstanding about this wine is the lack of overpowering oak (thank you) and the softness of the finish. Perfect balance of flavor. Bravo (no pun intented) to the folks at Terlato.

1 comment:

cellarmistress said...

I'm going to have to get some of this albeit just to try it since I watched the show. Terlato has been famous for cranking out some good stuff so I hope I can find it. Thanks for posting this!