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Wine of the Week: O.T.P Russian River Chardonnay 2008 September 14, 2010

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If you have been looking for a new favorite Chardonnay….look no further.  The O.T.P Russian River Chardonnay 2008 may appear to have a funny name, but it actual does define what this wine is all about.  O.T.P is an acronym that stands for “Of the Place” – highlighting their focus on terroir.  Recently, their efforts have been acknowledged by Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.  Josh Raynolds writes, “Light gold.  Tangerine, melon, candied ginger and sweet butter on the slightly smoky nose.  Plump, ripe and palate-coating, with good clarity and cut to the flavors of honeydew, candied citrus and honeysuckle.  Tactile, gently sweet but energetic wine with a long, velvety finish.  A bit more vivacity would have made this outstanding. Score: 89.”

ist1_2844857-fruit-and-cheese-plate-3.jpgIf you’ve ever wondered….The birthplace of Chardonnay is found in Burgundy France, where it is used to make such world renowned wines as Chablis, Pouilly Fuisse, and Montrachet.  It also serves as a major component for most Champagnes. In fact, if you find Champagne with the term Blanc de Blancs on the label – it is made with 100% Chardonnay.  Chardonnay obviously also found a “home away from home” in California and has become one of the most popular white wines in the United States.

Special Offering:

O.T.P Russian River Chardonnay 2008
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price. $24.99.  Retail $26.99. Save $2.00

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