Wine Review: Castello di Amorosa Chardonnay 2016

Basic Information

Name – Castello di Amorosa Chardonnay 2016

Vintage – 2016

Region – USA – California – Napa Valley

Varietal – Chardonnay

Pricing – $36.00

Alcohol – 14.5

Appearance

Wine is clear with pale, lemon color characteristics.

Aroma/Nose

The condition is clean and light from an intensity standpoint on the nose. The aromas are filled with citrus fruits, peach, vanilla and oak.

Taste/Palate

This is a dry wine with medium acidity and a full body. The flavor characteristics are similar to the nose with citrus fruits, apple, vanilla and toasted oak dancing on the palate.

Finish

A long lasting vanilla flavor finish.

Overall Experience

A good wine overall. Pretty standard for a California chardonnay with a profile that you would anticipate. This was not a real complex wine and the higher oak flavor threw off the balance a bit. Would I drink it again? If it were being poured sure. Would I go out of my way to find it on a menu, probably not.

Pairings

Food – Crab, Chicken and Vegetables

Cigar – La Boheme or Trinidad

Wine Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Subtle flavors of apple and citrus balanced with a buttery texture and slight toasted oak make this a food friendly wine and great for sipping.

About Castello di Amorosa – http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/

Castello di Amorosa Chardonnay 2016