Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2009 Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay Sonoma County

I picked this wine up while meeting winery owner Walt Dreyer at my friend Traci's First Avenue Wine House Cedar Rapids Iowa . Very interesting to speak with and again individuals in the wine business are some of the most down to earth you will ever meet.

In the glass the aroma of pear fills your nose. A hint of citrus, tropical fruit (pineapple) and finishes with oak. The fruit is very fresh and ripe.

Classic chardonnay here and inexpensive. The pear flavor is dominant followed by a combination of ripe green apple and pineapple citrus. The finish highlighted the oak aging prior to bottling. Not overpowering but enough to give it character. This was a light wine and refreshing on a hot day while I grilled chicken. Yes it paired well as I finished the chicken with some lemon thyme. A nice wine to start the evening.


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