Winter can often be synonymous with a huggable red wine, well I think so anyway. With this as a known factor in my wine consumption, I am well aware that I have not indulged in a white wine merely for enjoyment sake in quite some time. To right this wrong, I tapped the shoulder of one of my wine friends/sommelier and asked for a recommendation for a ‘fun’ white, and she came up with Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013.

The Dirty Laundry Vineyard is located in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada and a visit to their Web site will clearly explain why they were suggested to be my ‘fun’ white. Dirty Laundry Vineyard, gets its name from the locations rich history when a Chinese worker (Sam Sui), brought over to build the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) decided to leave that life of gruesome labour and start his own business offering laundry service. Sui soon came to see that the men who stopped at his establishment to have their laundry done could benefit from a drink and company (wink wink) in his waiting room.  Sui’s establishment soon came to be known as ‘dirty laundry’, as you could get your laundry done downstairs, and secure the company of a woman upstairs, if your money was right.

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013

On colour, Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013 holds a sharp golden hue.  On the nose, pear, pineapple, lemon and melon are noted. On the palate, lemon, golden delicious apple, oak and barley come to mind. This wine produces a medium length finish and it ends with lemon, oak and barley (in that order), leaving you with a complex sense of this wine. Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013 is a fantastic wine and proves that it is not only fun by namesake, but also by the kick it provides on the palate.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $19.95

We gave this wine a 4.5 out of 5