2011 Cakebread Chardonnay

 2011 Cakebread Chardonnay, $45

2011 Cakebread Chardonnay      2011 Cakebread Chardonnay bk

I haven’t posted much on wine lately.  Mostly because I have been busy with the terracing project in our yard (Lord help me to keep my big mouth shut).  So last night I decide to relax a bit with a nice glass of wine.  After all, if has been a grueling summer here in Colorado with highs most days in the mid 90’s.

From the moment I opened the Cakebread Chard. I enjoyed the soft oakiness and the crisp smell of apple and the color is a beautiful pale, pale golden color.  Thankfully the flavor of crisp apple aroma didn’t translate to the sharp flavor that I feared (it isn’t one of my favorite tributes to chardonnay’s).  This wine has pleasant flavors of apricot, pear, melon and light oak.

I would rate this at a 3.5.  I think it would cellar fairly well and would improve with another year or two.  Would I purchase more?  Maybe 4 – 6 bottles.  I like this wine even though I’m not a huge fan of chards, but they are starting to grow on me.  I just don’t know if I’m ready to invest a full case quite yet.

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