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2005 Mauritson Chardonnay

April 8, 2007
You don't have to tell me that this was a terrible match with my dinner of homemade Hawaiian pizza. I knew that before I even served it. But the weather has me craving white wines and roses and my collection of roses is embarrasingly tiny at the moment, so I chose this instead, food and wine pairing be damned.

The wine was a Mauritson 2005 Chardonnay. It is 14.1% alcohol by volume, cost us $18.20 and had a read cork closure. It did not go well with pizza, but both were good in and of themselves (if I can compliment my own pizza skills!).

On the nose I found pears, green apples, and oak (but not overally so, just enough!). In the mouth, there were lots of green apples and eventually a reserved lemon flavor. Overall I would describe the wine as creamy and full-bodied
with a medium-long finish, good structure and acidity. But NOT good with pizza :)

2 comments:

  1. winedeb said...

    Pizza looks very inviting! I am doing a pizza dough trial with a group that has a site called "A Year In Bread". I am a big home made pizza fan from scratch. The dough really is a hoot to play with. As far as wines go, I usually like a nice bodied red.
    Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

    4/9/07, 2:18 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    Have fun with the pizza! I love making my own dough.

    4/11/07, 12:05 PM  

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