Saturday, September 17, 2011
2009 Abeja Washington State Chardonnay
September 17, 2011
This Washington state Chardonnay from Abeja is a delicious dinner wine or a solo drinker. This wine marries a wide variety of fruit and supporting flavors and is a beautiful golden straw color in the glass. The nose lifts up aromas of spiced pear, peach and lemon candy. When the wine sits in the glass and is brought up a few degrees in temperature, additional aromas of nutmeg, butterscotch and warm vanilla follow suit. In the mouth is a voluptuous palate pleasing wine with flavors of the tropical fruits, butterscotch and moderately sweet spices. If this wine was a woman you'd definitely call her sexy! Drink now or for the next 5 years.
Abeja is Spanish for the word "bee", which parially describes this winery's respect for nature and the land that they work. Winemaker John Abbott consistently produces highly rated Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from Washington.
Retail Price: $35.00