Alias Chardonnay, 2009

Big, but in a John Goodman The Big Lebowski way.  In other words, a tad too heavy for a chardonnay and without the grace you would find in an old world bottle.  Even a bit syrupy.  But despite those reservations we liked it for what it was, sharp, not too nuanced, but with some peach and pear that paired well with a simple dinner (vegetarian soup, salad, etc.).  In a blind taste I think I would be hard pressed to guess this as 100% chardonnay and not a blend.  There is so much Chard/Viognier/Marsanne etc., etc., around that I would have put it in that camp.  A dirt cheap bottle in the US btw…

 

Price: $16.99 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar

 

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