Arrow Creek Chardonnay, 2009 Coastal Series, is a Silver Medal Winner at the prestigious San Diego 2011 International Wine Competition. And rightfully so, it is a good wine. It has been a Silver Winner at three other 2011 competitions and is rated at 88 Points by Wine Spectator. In other words, it is respected, but most importantly, an easily drinkable wine.
The 2009 Chardonnay brings to the palate a combination of tropical fruits with a touch of acidity to offset the sweetness of the fruit. This makes for a pleasant combination.
The origin of the juices for the 2009 Chardonnay is the San Joaquin Valley (Central California) and it was created by Winemaker Richard Mansfield.
This is a cork enclosed wine with an alcohol content of 12.5%. It was casked in Stainless steel for at least 6 months, so it studiously avoids the overpowering oak of many popular Chards.
This wine is currently a great buy at Ralph’s, being heavily discounted from $17.99 to $6.99.
I recommend this and suggest it be consumed within the year. Try it with a lightly flavored fish entre’ or with a rosemary- pork dish.
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