2002 Cuvaison Napa Valley Chardonnay ($24)
4550 Silverado Trail North
Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA 94515
Our Tasting Notes: We opened this bottle on a very hot South Carolina day. It was close to 90 degrees and although we normally would have turned to a Sav Blanc, we decided to chill a bottle of Cuvaison Chardonnay that had been in the “cellar” for a while.
It has a beautiful yellow-gold color and the initial aroma showed a good amount of fruit - pear, apple, & melon – which were apparent on the palate as well. It has just enough oak to give it that buttery texture and creamy finish that Craig and I both love about some California Chardonnays. Although I think it could definitely be paired with food, it made for a great sipping wine (and I think I personally would prefer it that way)