Sunday, October 27, 2013

A great gift of great wine

So I mentioned in an earlier post that we had friends over last weekend; one of them brought us a very nice gift, which we opened last night.

2005 Quails' Gate Limited Release Chardonnay

If you have one of these in your cellar, consider yourself fortunate. It's not even available in Quails' Gate's library now.

Notes of honey, toast and roasted nuts on the nose. The palate is very rich, very complex, and very smooth. Some hints of butterscotch but they are not overwhelming. A truly excellent wine, aged to perfection.

Rating: 92

We served this last night with a recipe from my favorite wine cooking book:

Walnut and Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Chardonnay Butter.

An excellent meal, only made better with a perfect wine pairing!

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