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DeLoach Chardonnay 2012 (“Private Collection”)

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DeLoach Chardonnay 2012

I’m going to kick off a new feature on The Chinese Quest where we aim to review wines and pair them with various different Chinese dishes on our Quest.  While we do have a resident expert on our panel now, until he gets up to speed with this blogging business, I figured I would jump in with my review of DeLoach Chardonnay, one of the wines that we enjoyed last week at Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant, in Flushing, NY.

DeLoachThe DeLoach Chardonnay 2012 was from their Private Collection and came to us via the Wall Street Journal Wine Club.  (For more information about the wine club, click here).  Mee Tsu Yan is a big fan of the club, and brought along this most delightful bottle of Chardonnay.

The grape Chardonnay, is known as the Queen of white wines.  And one of the most appealing things about it is that it is so versatile and can be enjoyed with a variety of different dishes and cuisines.

To me, the DeLoach Chardonnay has a bright yellow-gold color.  I tasted hints of lush citrus tropical fruits, cream, and perhaps even a little butterscotch, vanilla, and honey.  While Chardonnay can come either Oaked or Unoaked, the DeLoach Chardonnay Private Collection is Oaked.  It falls nicely right between sweet and full bodied, and dry and light.

This wine nicely complemented the salty appetizers we enjoyed (be sure to read our review of Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant by clicking here).

The DeLoach Vineyards is nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley, California and is a 12-time Wine & Spirits “Winery of the Year”.  DeLoachVineyardsSo, you know that you can’t go wrong with anything from this Vineyard, and we gave this wine the seal of OUR approval.  And now you know where you can get it at a most excellent price (Hint:  Lest you forget, it’s the Wall Street Journal Wine Club!)

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

–Mee Magnum (“Chop!  Chop!”)


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