Just this past Saturday, I hosted a dinner party where my guests ‘light’ wine fans and a part of the ‘clean eating’ phase. With these two things in mind, I knew that I had a cooking challenge ahead of me, and fun wine exploration too. For dinner, I chose to make a classic chicken stir-fry using an insane amount of bok choy in an almond butter based sauce, over spaghetti squash. I was pretty proud of my clean eating solution for that nights dinner, but of course, I was doubly impressed by my wine selection skills as I choose Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2011, as our wine. Now, I get that some die hard ‘clean eating’ aficionados may claim that wine shouldn’t be on the intake list, but I feel a little wine never hurt anyone. I choose a Chardonnay, understanding that its lighter makeup would go well with our meal and the diners in attendance, given their palate.
On colour, this Chardonnay was a golden hue, and on the nose, scents of green apple, honey and peach were noted. On the palate, tastes of green apple, pineapple, vanilla and some light spice were present. Unlike some of the other American Chardonnay’s that you’ll have, the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay held only light oak undertones on the palate, causing it to pair wonderfully with sauce we were using to flavour the nights meal.
At the current retail price, we were able to buy more than an ample supply as we had an inclination that these ‘light wine’ drinkers would be going back for more, and they did.
Last thing I’ll say is fret not about the wine bottle not coming with a foil covering over the cork, as one of our diners did. Though the foil is normally placed on wine bottles as a protective measure, if the wine is stored well and drank as soon as you get home, you have nothing to worry about.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $11.95
We gave this wine a score of 3.75 out of 5.