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2001 La Crema Chardonnay

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Chardonnay, Reviews, White wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Now, I’m completely sober (well, not completely sober), but this is a good-ass wine. Smooth, buttery, not too tart. This is what a Chardonnay should taste like. Brandy, who knows these things, exclaims, “Smooth as a baby’s bottom.”

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2001 Berenger Napa Valley Chardonnay

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Chardonnay, Reviews, White wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Price: $12

This is one step up from the Founder’s Estate, which I love, labeled as a “honeyed” oak. Let’s give it a sip….

OOH! Its good. Fuller, more buttery flavor than the Estate. Lasts longer. Its good. I’ve forgotten how good wine lingers…

This is normally a $16 bottle, and the best deal around. Better finish than beginning. It doesn’t explode in the mouth, which is my only complaint. Brandy says, “I’m too tired to give a quote”, but when prodded, says, “Spicy flowers.”

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2001 Berenger Founder’s Estate Chardonnay

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Chardonnay, Reviews, White wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Price: $9

I love this wine. Full, buttery, oak taste. Brandy tastes pear. Good, solid wine. Only problem is its not quite as complex or long-lasting as $20 bottles.

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