Wise Wine Review:
Cost Score = 9/10 Points
(Additional stats below)



Summary:
A good friend once told me his rule of thumb for choosing a bottle of wine. Whenever he is unable to recognize any selections on a wine list, he just picks one from Australia. �They just don�t make bad wine� While people may have different taste in wine, I think I would agree that you would have to look hard to find a bad Australian wine.

The Reserve Chardonnay from Jacob�s Creek is no exception to this rule. I found this wine enjoyable with its light, crisp acidity and gentle sweetness. This soft Chardonnay holds more appeal than cloying buttery sweetness often found in this varietal. This reduced level of sweetness creates a wine enjoyable even for those who typically do not like Chardonnays. Like all good stories, this wine concludes its visit with a long acidic and sweet finish that will leave you wanting more.


Recommended Food Pairing:
I enjoyed a frigidly chilled bottle of this wine early on a sunny afternoon without any food as a compliment. Pasta, asparagus, lobster, and even popcorn would flatter the balanced sweetness and acidity of this refreshing white wine.


Vintage Info:
"Winter and spring of 2007 consisted of below average rainfall with above average temperatures. The dry conditions during the growing season, lead to advanced vine development and restricted shoot growth. Due to the dry conditions, there was minimal pest or disease pressure.
Summer was still drier and warmer then normal, which brought forward ripening. Canopies survived well, with little impact on the quality of the fruit.
The 2007 vintage has produced attractive flavoursome Chardonnays, displaying intense varietal character."


Stats:
Producer: Jacob's Creek
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: South Australia
Sugar: N/A
Total Acid: 5.9 g/L
pH: 3.29
Aging: N/A
Alcohol %: 13.5


Wine Whore Score:



This Reserve Chardonnay comes in with a total of 30/40 points and an average score of 7.5/10. Being moderately priced at around $10 gives this wine a score of 9 for cost. The classy, complex Chardonnay makes a great choice for a lazy sunny day or a refined seafood dinner. Keep an eye out for this one the next time you have trouble recognizing a selection on a wine list. After all, you won't be disappointed, it's Australian.


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2 comments:

Shelly said...

I'll have to remember this when it gets a little warmer. I love a nice crisp Chardonnay on a HOT Summers day!!

Fritzi said...

We need to create and patent an ice cold, discreet beach dispenser...

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