No, really. Think about it.
Is it just us, or does “Chilean Chardonnay” sound like a euphemism of some kind?
We’ll be the first to admit we’re not experts on the matter, but we watch a lot of TV. So we’ve got a passing familiarity with some of the more colorful language of crime families, and we’ve got to say a Copa del Rey 2009 Rapel Valley Chilean Chardonnay 6-Pack sounds like one of ‘em.
Okay, maybe not the whole thing. But “Chilean Chardonnay” sure does.
You know, like “Colombian Neck Tie” or “Sleeping With the Fishes” or “Szechuan Handshake.” Okay, we made that last one up because we had a hard time thinking of others, but the point stands. Picture some swarthy fellow in a suit talking to you in a very calm-yet-menacing way about a friend of yours who’s met an unfortunate end. He smiles knowingly, gives you a subtle wink, and says “Looks like he had himself a glass of Chilean Chardonnay.”
Would you think he was talking about a crisp, clean wine with tropical aromas of pineapple and guava and flavors of oak and full, fresh fruit? Or would you think he was talking about something involving piano wire?
Copa del Rey 2009 Rapel Valley Chardonnay
- Appellation: Rapel Valley
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
- Brix at Harvest: 25-26.5
- Cooperage: 40% French oak balance neutral
- Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100 ml
- Total pH: 3.65
- Residual Sugar: Dry
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Release Date: September 2011
Crisp and clean, as the lighter color indicates, this wine is a palate-pleaser from the first pour to the last sip. The fusion of Chilean fruit, climate and terroir combined with the New World style of this wine, results in a level of quality at an unmatched price. Smooth and bright with tropical aromas of pineapple and guava the Copa del Rey Chardonnay bucks tradition with freshness and full flavors. Harmonious oak is pleasant on the palate, while a forward and juicy mouthfeel marks this Chardonnay as versatile and unique. This wine pairs well with a wide array of fresh cuisine.
Rules and restrictions:
- Wine sold by winery
- You must be 21 or older to order
- Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
- If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
- Wine cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box
- We highly recommend you use a business address as your shipping address
Thanks to stick-in-the-mud buzzkilling state legislators, wine may only be delivered to the following states:
- District Of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
If your state's not on the list, you're out of luck... for now. Keep up with the ever-changing laws over at ShipCompliantBlog.com, and/or sound the alarms with your state assembly person through FreeTheGrapes.org. Meanwhile, all Federal, state and local laws are complied with in providing this wine.