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7.16.13 … Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2010 … Thanks FB friends for helping me learn about wine …

10 Degrees South, Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2010, South Africa: So I had a great meal at 10 degrees South and tried a new wine … then I got to discuss it on FB.  Thanks FB friends for helping me learn about wine  …

Might have to try this. I am a Pinot Noir girl myself but this sounds interesting….

 the marriage of Chardonnay + Pinot Noir = Champagne !!!!! :))))))

This was not sparkling. And yes, as I researched it, I saw that. http://www.reversewinesnob.com/2012/02/boschendal-1685-chardonnay-pinot-noir.html

The Reverse Wine Snob: Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2010 – A One-Of-A-Kind Combo You’ll…

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir? In the same wine? I knew right away that I had to try this wine. On top of that, this one comes from the winery that produced our Chardonnay Showdown winner. And on top of that, it also comes from South Africa which has been doing some really exciting and unique things with wine. (See our Saturday Splurge last week, The Bernard Series SMV.) Throw the $14 price tag into the mix and how could I possibly resist?

The 2010 Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir shows a copper color in the grass. It looks more like a white wine than a red but in addition to the blend, the Pinot Noir had minimal contact with the grape skins which is what imparts the darker color to red wine. My first thought on smelling the wine is that it reminds me of a Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry, tropical fruit, a little wet grass and a little spice are the primary aromas. The wine tastes; however, of peach and honey with light raspberry flavors and a real nice minerality. This one is very easy to drink with a nice combination of flavors and a long finish. I can see this being a good complement to many different foods.

It’s always interesting to see reactions to a wine like this, precisely because it breaks conventions. If you drink this wine expecting a Chardonnay, you won’t be blown away. If you go in expecting a Pinot Noir, you’ll definitely be disappointed. But if you can set aside those expectations and judge the Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir on its own merits you’ll find a really nice, very drinkable and definitely unique wine. That’s plenty good enough for me and this one gets a well deserved Recommended Buy rating.

via The Reverse Wine Snob: Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2010 – A One-Of-A-Kind Combo You’ll Want More Than Once.

Oh, of course obviously it’s not sparkling. But sparkles aside was just suggesting that the Chard + PN is a great combo ! ;))))

The “copper color in the grass” … definitely copper … but “in the grass” … is that a typo?

 ‘Glass ‘ of course which is very interesting as American wine commentators rag on French Rose Champagne ‘s coppery color when the desired color is “pink” !!! Really doesn’t matter but funny as perhaps “Coppery” doesn’t have the romantic literary allure as ” Rose׳” !!!!

 

 7.14.13 … worst airports … “the only alternative is to become guest of honor at the crematorium” … 10 Degrees South … Robert Galbraith’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ … “To thine own self be true” … RIP, Finn … I am J.K. Rowling … | Dennard’s Clipping Service.

7.15.13 … Chardonnay Pinot Noir, who knew? … MY DOG BURNS … royal babies/special babies … Aparecium! … favorite children’s books … | Dennard’s Clipping Service.


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