Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Fishy Wine

Since we were having dream-inspired sushi for dinner, DucCat pulled out a little blast from the past: the Chateau Montelena 2002 Chardonnay.

(Click here for an uncompressed view.)

We had visited Montelena during our wine country excursion a couple of years ago. After having spent several days in the Alexander Valley, it was a bit of a shock to walk into the toweringly impressive Chateau and be charged for a whiff of a pour. Still, we enjoyed the wines, and not only bought a case to ship home, but joined the wine club for future offerings.

This one has a beautiful colour, with spicy apple and citrus flavours. It's a pleasure to swirl around your mouth, letting the bright, clean steel taste flourish.

In retrospect, it may not have been the choice to pair with the variety of flavours on the sushi tray, but it still held its own fairly well.


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