I know, I know; normally I don't go ga-ga for California wine. And yes, I didn't place the bottle in question on that 'special wine' shelf. But didn't you happen to notice the wine's vintage before you made pasta sauce with it? I mean, it clearly stated on the bottle: 1994. Now, I know you'll defend yourself by saying, "It was a just a Chardonnay. I thought someone brought it to a party." Non, Mme. That wine was Santa's Christmas gift to his jolly self. Sigh.
Kalin Cellars Cuvee LD Sonoma Chardonnay 1994 (~$40)
- What was left of the wine (1/3 glass) certainly looked deep golden in color with a slightly rusted rim.
- Perhaps I would have been able to smell the ripe tangerine, vanilla, floral and gamey scents of this wine had I sampled a full glass.
- Oh, this wine would have been rich, decadent and hypnotic (had I been able to drink 1 or two glasses).
- Verdict: Highly Recommended (I imagine).
Has the wine bandit ever struck at your abode?