Recently I decided I wanted to try wine again - I've never been much of a drinker but wine intrigues me - how it can vary in so many ways and yet be adored by millions - there's gotta be something there. I knew I preferred white wine so I decided on the Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
I checked it out on their site and it mentioned fruit flavors like apple, pear and peach - so I figured that was a good route to go - I like fruit! Locally, I found the Sonoma-Cutrer at Kroger - they have a nice store locator on their site as well.
I like having light meats such as chicken or seafood with white wine. Tonight - honestly - I had a rough day at work. I didn't much feel like cooking! So I grabbed - of all things - a turkey pot pie out of the freezer. I love them!
I'm definitely no wine expert - but once I popped the cork on this one - I took a big whiff and it smelled nice! There was definitely some apple coming out to play. I joked with Larry as I poured my glass and swirled it like I knew what I was doing.
This actually worked really well - the Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay is a light white wine and doesn't have the bitter flavor that I'm used to. There are definitely hints of light fruit flavors as well as some nutty bites. It went nicely with my lovely turkey pot pie - the creaminess of the filling paired well with the mild wine.
Sonoma-Cutrer also has a variety of Chardonnays besides the 2012 Sonoma Coast and they have 4 different Pinot Noirs. I have to admit that Pinot looks really good - maybe I'll step up to trying red wines next! Even though I don't drink wine too often - I liked this enough that I'd definitely take this to the upcoming holiday parties I'll be going to. Wine is so easy for a hostess gift - grab it on the way - and who doesn't welcome a nice bottle of wine at a party?!
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