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Friday, June 08, 2007

Veramonte Reserve Chardonnay 2005

Palates are funny things.

A couple of days ago I opened a bottle of the $9 Veramonte Reserve Chardonnay 2005 and tried a glass of it. I tried to find nice things to say about it, but it was just too tart for me. So, the screwcap went back on (love those screwcaps!) and it returned to the fridge.

Just now I felt like a glass of wine before heading down to the Athenaeum for some weissbier and a wurst platter, so out came the Veramonte for another try. And guess what? My impressions tonight are a lot different than they were two days ago. Now it's not the least bit tart -- but it is crisp and light, with lemon custard on the nose, lemon and peaches on the palate, a nice tongue-coating mouthfeel and a clean finish.

I don't know whether it was me or the wine, but whatever changed over the past couple of days -- vive la différence! I'll definitely buy it again to continue the experiment.
M. Zane Grey, 5:46 PM