Black Box Wines – Chardonnay

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Made with grapes from Monterey County, this wine includes Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and others they don’t mention. The color of it is a golden straw color and is very light. With the Riesling and Gewurztraminer you can definitely pick up the sweetness from the grapes, and in my opinion overpowers the Chardonnay grapes. The nose of wine has aromas of tropical fruit, green apples, bananas, vanilla, oak, and some nice spicy floral characteristics. Once you taste the wine, it is very round in your mouth with lots of mango and pineapple with a long finish. I was not as keen on this wine as others, partially due to the Riesling and Gewurztraminer, but it was still an everyday wine. I have gotten to the point in my life, where unless it is a good Chardonnay, I don’t want to bother. To me all Chardonnay’s are similar unless they are exceptional, and then they can be great. I give this wine an 85. The nose was pleasant, but was not a big fan of the flavor.

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