Friday, October 4, 2013

Frei Brothers Reserve
Chardonnay 11'

Naked Wine Review 130

Wine: Chardonnay
Producer: Frei Brothers Reserve
Vintage: 11'
Region: California>Sonoma Valley>Russian River Valley 
Price: 15.00
Date tasted: 9/30/13
Place tasted: At home, watching the Breaking Bad marathon leading up to the series finale. What is Vince Gilligan going to do to us tonight? He looks like such a kind and gentle man, the sick bastard. Jokes aside, I'm really excited to see how it ends and I'm grateful to have had such a brilliant television production to look forward to on Sunday evenings for the past almost 6 years. Here's to you, writers, cast, and crew... Salude!
Served with: She would go well with subtle flavors of white or shell fish, cream sauces, Cornish game hens, wild rice & mushrooms, breathy herbs or woody spices. Perfect with chicken cordon bleu. For a cheese plate go with Camembert, brie and others of a soft delicate nature along side apples, pears, or tropical fruit. 
Appearance: She sports a brilliant crystal gem-like sunshine yellow aura that is impressive and captivating. 
On the snoot: Is the alluring essence of papaya mixed with the crisp morning breeze over an autumn apple orchard. 
Taste: Begins with a slice of ripe dripping mango that quickly blends into soft buttery rich toasted carmel then finishes with a three point landing on a luscious cloud of thick cream and freshly baked apple pie. 
Balance: As balanced as the brain in some other guys head. A symmetrical triangle of acid, sugar, and alcohol. Great big flavors without lots of mucky sugars one way or squeaky tart daggers the other. She's the perfect chardonnay for you.
Comments: She's everything a good Chardonnay should be. Buy some, drink some, share some, have some… fun.
In other comments: Breaking Bad. Ya Bitch! Best series ever!! 

Rating: 4 tipsys, excellent value.