Sunday, 4/22, Little Rock, AR
We had a family bash today after our 8-year old's 1st Communion. Lots of good food and wine as well but I picked the 05 Tolosa Chardonnay to review out of the several different bottles that were opened in celebration. A deep, golden color filled the glass after I uncorked and poured this one. On the nose I picked up a little oak, vanilla and a little citrus. In the mouth flavors of tangerine and peaches revealed a full-bodied Chardonnay with a very crisp finish. Tolosa also makes an unoaked Chardonnay which I plan on looking for next time I'm shopping, just for comparison purposes. This is a good, solid Chardonnay but I only gave it 3 Corkscrews due to its price of $13.52/bottle. If this was more in the $9-10 range I would probably raise my rating because I think it would be a better value. At $13.52 it would have to "wow" me a little more than it did. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!