I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Chardonnay in Chardonnay

So often Chardonnay gets a bad rap. ABC, anything but Chardonnay, is a common mantra in many blogs and wine websites. When done right Chardonnay can make some of the most beautiful wines, and so in tribute to what is a sometimes an overly hyped and sometimes overly criticized grape I post this photo! Taken this past Tuesday at Milmanda vineyards of the Torres winery. The winein the glass is Milmanda Chardonnay and the grape is from the vines that this wine is made from.
Chardonnay Squared
and here’s my tasting note.
Milmanda 2005
White wine produced by Bodegas Torres in CONCA DE BARBERÁ, Spain
Note: Light pale golden in color with a nose that has mushroom notes, followed by lime, fresh pineapple, and subtle nut aromas. Medium acidity and with a creamy lush mouthfeel, this wine shows restraint when it comes to oak, leaving just a whisper at the finish. Pineapple in the mouth followed by vanilla and complex citrus qualities. Wow a beautiful Chardonnay.

4.5 grape

(Tasted on August 15, 2007)

Enjoy!

Ryan Opaz