What a difference a day makes! I opened this wine one evening and it was somewhat light and simple on the palate. There was a citric underlay to its medium body: a nice wine. Twenty-four hours later I took it out of the fridge and let it warm up for a few minutes—and it had somehow turned into a great wine! The wine was more subtle and it had developed classic Burgundian characteristics, very Meursault-like in its complexity. Layers of flavors and aromas included hints of tropicality and almonds, too. An amazing improvement. Highly Recommended. Recommended. BSE

WHO: Jordan
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Russian River Valley, California
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $29 (media sample)

 

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Becky Sue Epstein
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Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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