Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: *** $$ Andretti Selections Chardonnay, Central Coast, California, 2010

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Mario Andretti, the well known race car driver, makes wine too. Let's try one from his portfolio, a Central Coast Chardonnay offering. 

Original tasting and review : This is Andretti Selections Chardonnay, Central Coast, California, 2010, finished at 14.3% alcohol.

In the glass: very light yellow with pale vanilla highlights. 

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows deep fruit and light butterscotch.   From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh and layered. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a gentle, balanced butterscotch - not sweet, but with mineral depth and solid layers. Good depth without oak. A clean finish with modest length and cleansing citrus overtones.

In summary: Overall, rates a solid three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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