Finding an inexpensive Chardonnay has proven to be a challenge in the past. The cheaper Chardonnays have a harsh, bitter taste and lack a smooth, buttery finish. I tried to rationalize why this would be the case when there are so many wonderful reds on the market. Maybe it’s because with a red, the murky layers and melding of different grapes can mask any imperfections whereas with whites, clarity and purity are key components to create a beautiful wine. (Just a guess, I am no expert!)
I have heard good things about Kirkland (Costco’s Store Brand) wine so I decided to try their Sonoma Chardonnay and-ding, ding, ding- we have a winner! For $6.99 you get the fruity flavors of apple and pear with a toasty vanilla and oak finish. Yum! This will be a great go-to wine for the summer.
Don’t mind the picture of the snow in the background above. Just picture yourself sipping this wine when the sun is still high in the late afternoon sky and the landscape around you is enveloped entirely in green.
Cheers my dears!