2010 Atlas Peak Chardonnay
- Denver International Wine Competition Gold Winner
Style: Light, Crisp
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Lemon, Pear
Approx. two weeks ago, I introduced my husband to this label. Since then, he's been trying everything that I've previously ordered from CH. Then when he went to the market last week, he came back with a bottle this.
We have such different likes in wine. I was going to pass. But his pressing "just one taste" evolved into having to share his bottle with me. (Since then, he's gone back for more.) I loved this wine and am very excited about finding a style of white that suits my palette. I'll be looking at future descriptors here to see if anything similar is available.
Most chardonnay wines are too "buttery" for me. The mouthfeel is often more thick than silky. Many are too sweet. This one had a very good balance between a silky mouthfeel and a crisp taste. We usually choose other whites for hot summer nights, but this would be a good candidate. Really well done.
I'm giving this a 5 star for taste vs. price value ratio.
I would recommend this to friends
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend