Thursday, October 7, 2010

When Pressed for Time, Count on chard!

So only six more days until the wife and I have a placer of our own.
Meanwhile, we are still packing.  One thousand boxes down and only several thousand more to go.
Since we're in such a rush, the need for good wine (and food) is a pressing issue, but one came to mind when running out of work and on my way to the truck, Clos du Bois Chardonnay.

Fortunately, I work in an environment where I can make a meal for home dining within five minutes or less, so time was not a severe issue, but quality of food can vary.
Today I managed to scrape together some frozen vegetables, instant rice pilaf, and  a rotisserie chicken.
With a little imagination, this quickly became a five star meal with the help of my little California companion.

Clos du Bois Chardonnay

This is a very nice wine when you're mostly pressed for time.  It chills well, serves nice at room temp, it's light, it's refreshing, and goes well with just about anything.

You can settle for one of those $15 wines with over ten varietals in it, or pick up this little number for roughly $10.99.  Seriously, Cajun style rotisserie chicken and instant rice.  How much more versatility can you get?  And not to say that the wine was on the same level as the meal, absolutely not!  But the wine itself enhanced the meal.  Like that extra little lemon they through in a seafood basket.
The supple little notes of pear and peach flow very evenly with the light oak taste and buttery texture.  Now this is a key note.  Buttery texture, not taste.  Some prefer that wholesome butterscotch taste which is fine if that's what you want.  But I rather have a wine that taste like grapes, not butter.

Seriously, if this is a wine you've never had before, go get it.
That and the Sonoma reserve line.  Most are rated 90 and above by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator.

Well guys, I gotta go. Still packing.


  1. Excellent. My friend had some at a party and had to say it tasted pretty good. Was actually my first drink.


  2. sounds really great! i'll be going out later to buy some groceries. i'll check the wine store here if they have those.

  3. This is one of the many wines I had while working at a liquor store. The vintage I had was just too buttery. Haven't given it a try since.

  4. never been able to get into shard for some reason.