11.21.2010

2008 Los Vascos Chardonnay: Crisp texture; peach and lemon nose

nov. 20, 2010:  my parents stopped by whole foods while they were in st. louis friday night to see "south pacific," and they brought back a filet of fresh white fish. greg baked it with shallots, salt and butter for about 20 minutes (it was delicious!) i sauteed mushrooms from aihua market with onions, butter, olive oil, salt, garlic salt, italian seasoning and herbes de provence. we also had steamed broccoli and potatoes.

this colchagua valley chilean from domaines barons de rothschild (lafite) was well-paired with the white fish. i thought the nose was somewhat peach and lemon. the texture was slightly acidic. greg thought the nose had scents of pears and honey, and that the texture was relatively smooth with some sourness to the end. this was our first chilean chardonnay. 14 percent alcohol. we'd both get it again. $12.49. schnucks on north green river.

here's some information on the lafite vineyard in chile: http://bcfw.co.uk/blog/?p=362

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