Yes, I’ll admit that I haven’t been entirely diverse when it comes to wine reviews. I could make excuses, but I’ll be honest. I just like what I like and pick what I know. However, it was brought to my attention by a reader (and good friend) that I need to review wines from different regions. The name of this reader will remain unknown, although you know who you are (wink wink). So here’s to you, loyal fan. Today I have chosen a wine from the Columbia Valley wine country: Buried Cane Chardonnay. It is wonderful!
Washington State wine country has warm summers and cold winters. Because of this, there’s a longstanding, cold-climate wine growing technique used to protect grape vines from the harsh cold of winter. Low-growing vine canes are pulled down and buried in the vineyard rows throughout the winter. Then, when warmer temperatures resume, the vines are uncovered to assure a grape harvest.
Naturally, this wine is named after the time-honored wine growing practice. It is a dry white wine that I truly enjoyed as I tried it for the first time. It is light and crisp. It has an aroma of apples, pears and vanilla. It tastes buttery and creamy. I know, this is kind of a weird way to hear a wine described if you’ve never tried a chardonnay. So, try it. And close your eyes when you do…you’ll see what I mean. As I sipped, I felt autumn approaching and I thought how perfect it would be paired with a warm comforting meal. Perhaps with my Shepard’s pie.
Enjoy! Please leave your comments below, I’d love to hear from you. Until next time, cheers!