October 8, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Fox Brook Chardonnay, 2006

Well summer is over and fall is definitely in the air. We here in Colorado had our first frost the other night. I still have my window open at night though. It's definitely turning into red wine season, but here I am drinking another white wine in service to my loyal readers...heh. Anyway, back when I bought the Fox Brook Sauvignon Cabernet, Joe the wine guy at 3S Liquors suggested that I try the Chardonnay. He knows I prefer crisp white wines and Chardonnays tend to be more on the buttery stick to your tongue kind of wine. But Joe being Joe and knowing what I like was enough to convince me to buy this wine. Of course it was only $4.00, so that might have been a factor.

I decided to uncork this wine last night as a counter point to the last of some milder green chili I made over the weekend. Yes it was buttery, but not so sticky on the tongue. It was sweeter than I generally like, but not cloying. So far so good. It definitely cut the heat of the green chili. I had it again tonight with a blackened steak sliced over a bed of romaine with a chipotle vinegrette. It was yummy...both the salad and the wine. I hate it when I like a white wine. But then at $4.00 I can afford it!

Here's what the back of the bottle said:
"Abundant with fruit and citrus flavors that carry through to a toasty buttery finish with a hint of oak." I'd say that's a pretty accurate description. Enjoy!

6 comments:

The Gentleman said...

..and here I thought that you were going to review some bubbling champagne to celebrate Tucker's graduation :P I guess that chardonnay may works as well ;)

TheWeyrd1 said...

Gentleman...it's cheaper that's for sure!

citizen of the world said...

Sounds good, but it's chilly out - bring on the reds!

TheWeyrd1 said...

Citizen...I agree! Of course, the white was in the fridge and it was warm the day I opened it. Now I think it will be mostly reds until spring...sorry to all you white wine enthusiasts...heh.

Jdancer8 said...

Im not a fan f the Chardonnays but I could try to find this one---im' gonna splurge and i think for your "holiday" present i'll send you some wine from a vinyard we visited here....but I'm gonna go and try their reds later this month so I think I'll wait to see if I can get you one of their reds...then you can blog about it (o:

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...Gentleman keeps threatening to send me a red wine from Italy...Free is UNDER $10! The Fox Brook Merlot was pretty good too. I might blog about this next week.