Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Wednesday Wines (under $10)
Red Diamond Chardonnay ($8.00)
If you are looking for a fruity but evenly balanced chardonnay for sipping on the porch in summer, Red Diamond is for you. Several weeks ago I posted about a Washington chardonnay (Snoquamie), and while that one received a lot more attention from me, the Red Diamond is pretty comparable as far as quality.
In regards to flavor, however, this wine is far more fruit forward. It has a nice balance of acidity, with a slightly creamy finish, and my only real complaint is that it has an overwhelming amount of apple notes.
While I usually prefer something a little drier, I would recommend this chardonnay for those who want to try an oaked chardonnay that doesn't have overwhelming oak flavor. It is perfect for those who like the fruitiness of a pinot grigio, but want something slightly heavier. All in all, I would buy this wine again for a relaxing night with my friends who prefer fruity whites.
Color- Straw yellow
Nose- oak, pineapple, pear
Taste- apple, pear, and vanilla