April 7, 2010

Beach Wine- 2005 Arcadian Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Spent a few days in St. Petersburg last week basking in the warm Florida sun. Brought a few wines, nothing too special, but the Arcadian Chardonnay was the star on a hot spring afternoon. Matched perfectly with fresh salt water trout that my dad caught earlier that day...As you know...I love me some Arcadian.

2005 Arcadian Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard--This wine again balances hints of vanilla oak and buttered popcorn goodness with a bracing acidity. It's the acid profile that sets this apart from most Cali Chards, and it really sharpens the edges and keeps the wine fresh and lively. The buttered popcorn and honey up front give way to slate and a long, lively finish. Great with the grilled trout...Just a pleasure again.

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