Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2006
JENNIFER’S WINEMAKER NOTES: Medium weight, creamy texture. Tropical (pineapple) fruit complemented by fresh Fuji apple with sweet vanilla aromatics. FOOD PAIRINGS JENNIFER'S SUGGESTIONS Barefoot Chardonnay is perfect with seafood, poultry, fresh fruits, white sauce pastas and mild cheeses. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: Gold Medal 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition CRITICS GOLD 2006 Critics Challenge GOLD MEDAL 2006 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION BEST BUY Colorado Wine News BEST BUY Wine Enthusiast April 2006 83 Points "This is a modest Chard, yet it's clean and vibrant, with proper varietal character in the peach and apple flavors, with a dollop of oak and cream." Wine Enthusiast Tasting Panel April 01 2006
Pretty darn good for the price. Medium acidity, nice round oakiness, buttery and red apples.
i have been hit hard by this enimic economy, i bought the barefoot chardonay on a friends advice, he saw a couple drinking it and gave it a good review. i took my bottle and placed it on an iron can filled with snow form outside, open it, let it chill for 20 minutes. the taste, was a magnificent entrance to a soft velvety red carpet of flavors. It starts with the grapefruit then apple, and then the hint of vanilla right around the corner, and it leaves with a lingering texture of caramel honey that begs for another taste the second the last drop is gone. i forgot about the price for 10 seconds, all i could think about was the glorious taste or this unexpected specimen that came out of no where. Barefoot chardonay 2006, "a delight, with the lingering honey and apple taste of a chicago skyline sunset"
It's acidic, for sure, and dry. I don't mind that, but there wasn't much going on on the back of the tongue.
One half glass