Breakwater Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2009
Readers know that Tom and I have been hunting and tasting all the unoaked Chardonnays possible. During this same period, we have also been building a modest summer home in Maine, Tom doing much of the work with his own hands. It's been a long process because we can only work on the house in bits. Whenever we're in this part of the country and during down time, we scour the shops for labels not available over the internet or in our usual south Florida haunts.
So imagine our complete and utter delight (think, shock and awe) when we learned that a most delicious unoaked Chardonnay has been produced within walking distance of our summer home. Although driving over works best because carting a case of wine on foot is unnecessary torture for those of us who are in less than peak condition. For this wine, however, it would be worth the trouble. (Note to self: Radio Flyer.)
The Mid-Coast of Maine is a beautiful part of the country with a developing wine industry. If you're in these parts, don't miss the tours available, and make a point to look for this wine. It's bright, fresh, and delivers all the great taste we love in an unoaked Chardonnay.
We bought a bottle in a local shop for $19, and $18 at the beautiful, welcoming Breakwater tasting room. And then we bought a case. And then another case ... anyway ... delicious!