Archive for January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012

Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay, Livermore Valley, 2009

Restrained.  In every sense.  Sort of like basic black with pearls.

For us, we really liked the refinement to this wine, some oak, some minerality, pure chardonnay.  It does not, however, have heft, or the depth to stand up to anything but “gentle” cuisine: Superlative with poached white fish, bland and non-eventful with an orzo salad dressed with lemon zest, dill and feta.  Kudos to 13.5% alcohol.

 

(Full disclosure: I bought this, with no prior knowledge of the wine, based on the label, which claimed they financially support efforts to preserve agricultural land from urban sprawl.  So they got my buck based on something I feel worthy rather than knowing anything about the vineyard.)

 

Price: $17.99 USD (in Washington state); not available in BC

 

Market Liquidity: A Lovely Sipper.