Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
Not Good Booze – Oak Only
The only thing this one has going for it is oak. The tiny bit of fruit flavor, pineapple is so minor here. This is the sort of wine that people who don’t like chardonnay think of first. Pass on this one.
Castle Rock Chardonnay
Price Paid – $9.95
Date Reviewed – 10/15/17
Where Purchased – Safeway SF Bay Area
Variety – Chardonnay
Vintage Year – 2014
Appellation – Columbia Valley, Washington
Winery/Brand – Castle Rock Winery
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 13.5%
Cork? – Screwcap
Pour and taste – Slight “Burgundy nose” and pineapple aroma. No butter. Lingering oak.
5 – 15 Minutes Later – Some butter, some pineapple. Oak. Fairly smooth. The pineapple is drowned out by the oak.
Overall – If you like oak, that’s about it. Teases you with a hint of pineapple before that is stomped out all oak and more oak.