In today’s blog I am discussing another wine you can purchase that is rated at 90 points or higher and priced at $20.00 or less. Today’s featured wine is a French Chardonnay. I purchased the wine at City-Wide Liquors on Jefferson Street in downtown South Bend. The price was $15.99 and its rating was 90 points by Wine Spectator magazine.
2013 Jospeh Drouhin Saint Véran Chardonnay
This wine is 100% Chardonnay produced in the Saint Véran appellation known for the production of dry, white, full-bodied wines. This appellation is located in the south of the Burgundy wine region.
The Joseph Drouhin wine operation was founded in 1880 in the city of Beaune and has grown to become one of Burgundy’s most important wine producers. They produce wines starting with simple, village-level wines to expensive grand cru and premier cru wines.
The 2013 Saint Véran Chardonnay is a golden-green hue in color and features aromas of fruits and fresh flowers with subtle notes of musk − very old world in my opinion. It was a light-bodied Chardonnay with a fruit forward palate. It offered a sappy and citrusy finish of acceptable length. This wine wasn’t a sipping wine in my judgment, but would be a good food wine, pairing well with white meats such as chicken or turkey.
This wine is rated consistently in the mid to upper 80s and is a good value. The 2013 should have a cellar life of about 24 months.
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