Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2007 Alamos Chardonnay

I have sung the praises of Catena's wines but said little about their entry-level Alamos line of wines. With such praise for Catena's Chardonnay, I wondered if I could save a few bucks on their Alamos Chardonnay and get nearly as much pleasure? Almost...

The 2007 Alamos Chardonnay had nice ripe apple and lime notes on the nose, some flowers and a hint of vanilla. A luscious, creamy mouthfeel, very flavourful with spicy apples, this was a nearly flawless modern-styled chardonnay (with a more modest alcohol content vs. other new world chards).
cork. 13.5% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: C$15.65 (SAQ)


Shea said...

I agree with that review. The Catena Alta Chard, though, rocks a lot of modern California Chards.

Joe said...

Hi Shea - that's the problem with the wine-obsessed - we can always find a better wine! The Catena Chard AND the Catena Alta Chard rock the Californians - shhh, somebody might hear.

Shea said...

True, they are both really really good.