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Monday, May 25, 2020

Cellar Notes: Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2017

Date Wine Consumed: 5/25/2020                                       Type: White Still

Country: New Zealand                     State/Region: Marlborough

Brand Name: Oyster Bay Wines

Vintage: 2017                                  Alcohol %: 13%        Price: Unknown (lost the receipt)

Grape Varietal: Chardonnay

Had Where: Home

        Clarity: Clear
        Brightness: Bright
        Concentration: Pale
        White Wine Color: Light straw

        Describe: Citrus, green apple, kiwi, honey, floral notes, mineral

        Body: Light
        Sweetness: Dry
        Fruit(s): Lemon, citrus
        Fruit Condition: Tart, Pithy
        Acidity: Mouth watering
        Tannins: N/A
        Other Information: Oak very subtle

        Aftertaste: Medium
        Finish: Medium
        Balanced/Unbalanced: Balanced

What types of food/cuisine would you recommend with this wine: Seared tuna, roast pork with grilled vegetables, shrimp scampi over pasta, avocado toast

Your Rating: 9/10
        Reason: A very pleasant drinking wine, appreciate the subtle oak notes. Acidity isn't overpowering. Nice bottle of wine to break into on National Wine Day.

Additional Notes: Screw cap. Can't remember where I bought this, but I'm pretty sure Empire Wine. 

1 comment:

llcwine said...

not usually a fan of the New Zealand chards....but maybe it's time to give it another try...thanks for posting!!!

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