Blue Fin Chardonnay

One of the original members of the Blue Fin line (along with the Pinot Noir) from Trader Joe’s. I’m having this with mushroom risotto and steamed broccoli this evening.

Blue Fin Chardonnay (2011) California – $5

Photo0339Color: pale golden-yellow, with a little bit of green – which indicates that it’s relatively young, and that pressing and fermentation were done with good temperature control.

Aroma: apple and pear mostly; the nose isn’t very big.

Taste: pretty fresh, with more apple and pear notes, a little bit of tropical fruit, and just a little butter. They probably used just a little induced malolactic fermentation to soften this up.

Good but not great. I would have liked a more pronounced aroma, a more complicated mix of flavors on the palate, and a longer finish.

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