Salmon Harbor Chardonnay '06

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Thoughts: That's our good friend Kerry holding the bottle of Salmon Harbor on a night in which we celebrate parts of the Northwest. (Please note that not every aspect of the Northwest was celebrated.) Despite the subject of the link - which we dare not mention - there were good times to be had, especially as Oregon State rallied itself past a very solid Arizona squad. See, Kerry's husband, Bill, is a huge huge huge Beaver fan; one needed only see his expression to tell whether OSU had gotten a first down or given up a sack. So, with all of that in mind, the Salmon Harbor helped ease the tension of what turned out to be a Beaver victory. The wine had a floral nose, flowery yet light, very inviting and attractive. The taste was a lush fruitiness, at least as much as one could expect from a chard; degree-wise, it's comparable to the superb Rock Rabbit, though that had a better taste all around. The level of fruit was comparable to a pinot grigio, yet those telltale characteristics were there, even if they faded into the background. The finish was dry and not incredible, but certainly something to be enjoyed.
Do-over? Count me in
Final Grade: B+

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