Wine Review: Headstand Chardonnay

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I Recognize This Bouquet, These Flavors, They’re That Element Known As…Meh

COLOR: Good but not solid. A little on the pale side for a Chardonnay, but it still counts as golden.

NOSE: Good lemon, no trace of vanilla which means they either went light on the oak or fermented in stainless. Some pecan actually came through along with some cut concrete. Weird.

TASTE: Ok, my mistake: no almonds. This thing tasted like green apple and lemon all the way through. No oak whatsoever. The wine kind of makes an appearance and then vanishes before the applause. Great crisp mouthfeel, but not much else. Still, it’s a Chardonnay for under $15 and it doesn’t suck.

WITH FOOD: Another great seafood wine. Lemon chicken would work, too. Basically, treat this as you would a Sauvignon Blanc or that Vinho Verde we just reviewed.

$12.99 at your local BevMo!

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2 Responses to “Wine Review: Headstand Chardonnay”

  1. I just bought 14 bottles for a party, decided to open one to try it, and I don’t really care for it. Too fruity for me. Oh well, hopefully the guests will like it.

  2. Wine Welfare Says:
    June 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Susan!

    Thanks for commenting! Sorry you didn’t end up liking the Headstand Chard. It’s Californian so they are often way too buttery and fruity rather than having that pleasant dryness like white Burgundy. At least it wasn’t too expensive!

    Hope you keep reading!


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