Wine Wednesdays – 2011 Flowers Chardonnay

Happy Wednesday!  We’re covered in snow in NYC, is it spring yet??
This week we’re reviewing Flowers 2011 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.  I know there’s a facet of wine-drinkers out there known for believing in the mantra “ABC” (anything but Chardonnay) but as you’ve probably heard me mention, chardonnay is my mom’s favorite varietal, was once a consideration for my first name (no joke) and is obviously the name-sake of this here blog.  So needless to say, I’m a chardonnay fan.  And sometimes I wish people would give chardonnay more of a chance before immediately writing it off.  
Case in point, this Flowers Chardonnay.  I first had it while dining out at Bobo back in November and was immediately a fan.  Laura, my dining companion, knew the label for both their chardonnay and pinot.  
I love this label for it’s simplicity and bottle shape, the wine itself is a beautiful golden color.  The nose is full of bright citrus and a hint of vanilla, balanced with a mid-palette of crisp apple.  Considering this wine was aged in 100% French oak, it was not overly oaky.  
I would highly recommend this wine for a special occasion, we paired ours on my last night at home with yummy leftover cheese and charcuterie which may not be so special but was perfect none-the-less.  

Wine:  2011 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Purchased:  Dean & Deluca
Price: $40
Would buy again: Yes!

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