Thursday, November 1, 2007

Martin Ray Reserve Chardonnay

Oct. 26, 2007
Martin Ray
Yountville – Reserve
About $27 – Total Wine, Durham, NC

Color: A pale yellow, almost a tinge of green
Nose: Oaky apple
Body: Medium; not overheavy, but not thin
Front: Minerals and tangy fruit; lemony almost
Middle: Buttery
Back: Wood, Apple
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

This is a lovely chardonnay; it’s frenchy but not as buttery as a good Bourgogne and without quite as long a delivery at the end of the taste. Damn tasty with roasted chicken.