Saturday, March 8, 2008

Review and Rating: *** $ Copperidge Chardonnay, N/V, Copperidge Vineyards, CA

Review: This is a "practically free" Copperidge Chardonnay, part of the E. & J. Gallo Winery clan. It is one of the most widely-ordered restauarant wines in the United States, often served as a house white wine... so you may be drinking this regularly, perhaps without realizing it.

In the glass, this is pale yellow to light honey in tone. A touch of effervescence is notable on swirling. On the nose, there is clean chardonnay fruit with the slightest hint of oak. Has a fruity, apple quality too.

On the palate, the attack is soft and fruit-forward, slightly creamy, with ripe peach and apricot coming through on the finish. Not much additional complexity and a brief but mellow finish. Three stars out of five. Delivers a great deal for the attractive price.

365Corks gave this three "corks" too, saying, "Very light yellow in color with nothing noteworthy on the nose. On the palate, a little citrus and vanilla with an "easy" finish."

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