Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
1999 Sanford Chardonnay (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
An absolute gem found deep in the cellar many years ago, and it hasn't gotten a chance to be opened until tonight at Dee's annual holiday tasting. Popped and poured at fridge temperature, showing a dark yellow color of a well aged chardonnay.
A nice tropical nose, some citrus, honey, pineapple, and buttery caramel. On the palate, this could have passed for white Burgundy. What? Seriously? Yes! Could have also passed for an Aubert chardonnay from '05-'07.
Plenty of nice acidity and minerality on the palate still, with some nice apricot, pineapple, and orange peel. Soft supple finish showed a classy wine, nicely aged, and drinking beautifully. Definitely on the downslope, but surprised this has help up as long as it has. Good provenance is a beautil thing! 90 points! Cheers!
Welcome to F. Scott's Foodie and wine adventures in and around New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and more recetly Old Town Alexandria and the DC Metro! Stay tuned for reviews of the latest up and coming East Coast establishments, and up and coming wineries! Cheers!
Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey