A Woot! Flying Monkey dropped off a sample bottle, complete with WW Golden Ticket!
2014 Hedges HIP Chardonnay
I like both types of Chardonnay, Unoaked and Oaked (whether light oak or chewing on furniture style), so looked forward to tasting this wine.
Tasted this tonight, then used my new Vineyard Fresh Wine Preserver (off WW of course!) to save it for tomorrow night.
Chilled it down to appropriate temp for Chardonnay, around 50°. First glass out of bottle was good and 2nd glass about 60 minutes later was excellent.
No cork, bottle has screwtop.
Color: Nice golden straw color. 4 out of 5
Nose: Hint as they said of Apple Pie and custard . 13 out of 15
Taste: Fruit was still very evident, with a nice balance of acidity. Medium body with creaminess. Not oaky. 18,5 out of 20
Finish: Nice long finish. 8 out of 10
Overall rating is 87 out of 100
Overall Thoughts: Agree this is more of a drink now wine, but this could age till 2019. I liked this wine, but love the Iron Horse Chardonnay.
Nice price at $11.25 a bottle, so a good price for an everyday drinker.