Product Type: Santa Cruz Wine
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Blossom Hill Chardonnay
Member Name: sympatic
Blossom Hill Chardonnay
Advantages: Consistent and great taste
I would certainly never describe myself as a wine buff, I know what I like and I guess my palate is not very refined because lots of people look down their noses at Chardonnay wines but I like them and Blosom Hill is one of those varieties that I know I can rely on. I prefer white wine to red wine, red wines I find to be too dry and they often leave me with a bit of a headache while I do not get the same problem when I have a glass of white wine.
I tend to wait until I see wine on special offer before I buy it and recently Sainsbury's have had a wide range of wines on half price so I stocked up while I had the chance and purchased a couple of bottles of this Chardonnay from Blossom Hill for £3.99 a bottle.
It has a pale yellow colour and a fresh sharp aroma to it when poured from the bottle, I tend to serve it chilled from the fridge rather than at room temperature. As is the case with most wines these days it is a screw top bottle which means it is easy to reseal and use again if you do not get through the bottle in one go. While the day after it is perfectly ok it is never as nice a day later compared with the taste when it has just be opened, it is a bit sharper the day after in my opinion.
Chardonnay wines are a blend of different grapes and Blossom Hill hails from California, it has a sharp fresh taste to it, according to the label it is meant to combine apple and melon flavours but I could not detect either, all I know is that it has a slight trace of sweetness to it, I'm not saying that it is a sweet wine just that it is quite a mellow and light tasting wine.
I tend to eat vegetarian food with the odd bit of fish every now and again and this wine goes well with pasta dishes and also fish dishes although most of the time I drink it on its own without food, after our meal and when I want to wind down with a good book. It is very affordable and I have never had a bad bottle. It is not for the wine snobs I'm sure but I enjoy it and know it is a wine that I can rely upon.
Summary: Nice white wine
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