Today we step out of our comfort zone and sample a Chardonnay, but not your standard Chardonnay, an unoaked Chardonnay.
2007 Toad Hollow Chardonnay
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: California > Mendocino County
Tad’s Rating: Drinkable
Patrick’s Rating: Drinkable
Links mentioned in this episode:
Unoaked Chardonnay: www.unoakedchardonnay.com
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Chardonnay, while one of the most popular of wines, is not a favorite of Patrick’s or mine.
Last week (October 1st) I attended a wine tasting I discovered on meetup.com. It was held at the Black Dog Café in downtown St. Paul and was the first in their Meetings with the Wine Trade series. Jane Greenheck from Paustis Wine Company shared her passion for French wines.
It was a rainy night that seemed to keep people home and resulted in a very small turnout (6 people). That made for a very intimate experience and discussion. Jane presented six wines, three whites and three reds.
I must admit, I haven’t drunk many French wines before. I think I’ve subconsciously avoided them in favor of lesser known wine regions. I realize now I’ve been doing myself a disservice; all of these wines were extremely drinkable (yes, even the whites).