Sometimes you come across a nice surprise in the wine cellar…something you don’t recall buying and cannot recall where you got it from or when. As you study the label and try to contemplate how the wine fairy dropped it off, you get excited about what lies in store for the tasting adventure.  Well, we’ll take those pleasant treats however they come! When we poured the first glass of this aged white wine, we noted the depth of its yellow color, which was exciting! Inhaling the aroma we noted lemon and pear. On the palate an elegant medley of melon and apple delight the taste buds. There is a light oakiness with just a hint of vanilla. It’s a nicely crisp chardonnay when chilled that tapers off with some acidity on the finish. Enjoy this lovely wine all on its own or pair with vegetable, shellfish, or poultry dishes. Relish it if you can find this vintage. Until the next surprise wine find…

IMG_8169 - Cakebread Cellars - Chardonnay -2008

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