Posted by Michaela Laird on September 25, 2013.
Wine Tasting, 9/20/13, 6:30pm, The Lodge, Theme: Chardonnay
The Society of Wine and Jurisprudence started this year the way many people start their wine tasting career, with Chardonnay. Last Friday we held our first tasting of the year, focusing entirely on this popular grape and the widely varied wines made from it. The event was a success, as you can see from the pictures, and we tasted Chardonnays from many different regions- from local Finger Lakes wineries to the grape’s homeland in the Burgundy region of France. Below are a couple of our picks from the event.
Favorite Foreigner: Terra Nova Chardonnay
This Chilean wine was the surprise hit of the evening. Appraised by our tasters as being, “smooth,” “full-bodied,” and “buttery” this crisp and fresh-flavored wine left a positive impression on all. And at only $7.99, it also wins our “Best Bargain” award.
Easiest Going Down: Edna Valley Chardonnay, 2011
The most popular wine of the evening was a Californian. From an up-and-coming region for Chardonnay, this medium-bodied wine was praised as being “balanced” and “crisp” with a “fantastic dry finish.”
Final Take-Away: One grape, many flavors. And the new members learnt just how much fun we can have!