Have you ever had a bad day? Have you ever been on the Internet reading a blog post and decided that you needed a Friday night pick me up? Well, let’s see if this Chardonnay has what it takes.
Name: Project Happiness Chardonnay
Producer: Oreana Winery
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and the number of times you forgot what you were going to say and someone has called you out on it. This may have happened recently…)
To start off, there is a friggin’ happy face on the bottle. Naturally, before I opened the wine, I was obliged to spin up “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerin. Now that I have that going, I can continue with opening the wine.
First impression was that the color of this wine was a light yellow. It looked lighter than some of the more recent Chardonnays that I have been trying lately. It was about half way between a Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
The nose was pretty citrusy, with lemon being the predominant aroma. There was a mix between a floral and clean smell (melon?) that also seemed to develop over time.
The taste was a little surprising it. It had a medium body with strong lemon notes upfront and lime presenting in the very short finish. There was an overall floral tone to the experience but I never got to taste any of the “clean” aroma that I picked up earlier.
$7 and under is always a gamble when it comes to wine. In this case, I can’t really say that this is good or bad. I guess that the way I can describe is that it is truly a $6 bottle of wine.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me your take on the wine.