Monday, July 30, 2012

NOCO Chardonnay Unoaked North Coast California

My wife who after we attended the local theatre, has decided that unoaked chardonnay is pleasing to her palate. Tonight's wine was purchased from my favorite wine store First Avenue Wine House on the advice of owner Traci Weber.

NOCO is short for North Coast and the fruit for this wine is sourced from the counties north of beautiful San Francisco (Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, Lake and Solano). Founded in 2009 by Matt Licklider and Kevin O'Conner, their philosophy is to produce authentic wines which deliver value by allowing the wine to showcase the fruit. This bottle was under $15 and yes it delivered.

On the nose ripe pear, vanilla, lemon citrus, hints of pineapple and melon, with a little white peach as the wine warms. Nice crisp refreshing aromas!

The little devil packs some excellent flavor with pear, tangerine, pineapple, honeydew melon with a hint of grapefruit and minerality on the finish. Excellent recommendation Traci!


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