Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lot 148 Cameron Hughes Chardonnay

Just released, the '08 Lot 148 Char from Santa Barbara, nice creamy, butter on the nose and with its color golden, making it look rich, teasing us and letting us know that we are about to have a complex chardonnay. Very pleasant fruit on the palate, pear and banana. This wine is one that a traditional Napa (oaky, buttery) chardonnay drinker will love.  Even though it is said to have slight ML, it does have enough to show butter but in contrast it has a balanced acidity resulting in a spicey finish, slight oak.  Overall, this is a great wine for $13 bucks, as good or better than any $30 Napa chard.  Great chardonnays come out of Santa Barbara.  Lot 148 lives up to their high-end standards.

The wine would be excellent with or without food.  For the menu, this can be enjoyed with chicken alfredo as well as grilled wild salmon.

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