Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eyrie Chardonnay

The Eyrie Vineyards
Willamette Valley
Estate Grown
McMinnville, Oregon, USA
$20.99 -- Spec's, Austin, TX

Color: Medium gold
Nose: Grapefruit, chorizo, a hint of poo
Body: Medium
Front: Lemon Now or Laters
Middle: Caramel, graham cracker
Back: Cedar, stone
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

In a raging downpour, I drink some Chardonnay. This stuff is fascinating. True to the label, it's more Frenchy than New World. The poo on the nose really took me by surprise, but it's distinctive--maybe with another year in the bottle (I can never figure out when to drink Chardonnays that age well) that will become something...earthy!