Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Chardonnay 2009
I was at church the other day and one of the staff member ask me if I wanted some wine. I thought that it was a joke regarding communion, but they took me to the pantry and there were many, many bottles of wine in there. Apparently, they had been donated awhile back but we never had any events to warrant drinking them. I grabbed a bottle and took it home. Here is my free church wine review of Woodbridge:
Name: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
Winery: Woodbridge Winery
Alcohol by Vol.: 13.5%
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and if you know who said the following: “I’m a limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing son of a gun, who’s kissed all the girls and made them cry.”)
The color was that of a typical Chardonnay. There was a bit of a battle between the apple and citrus aromas that I was detecting. It never felt like it was really settled. It was a very restless wine.
The tasting was a different story though. The wine was smooth and straight to the citrus and acid. The citrus flavors tasted like they were from some sort of tropical fruit, but I couldn’t pick out which one. The buttery apple flavor started to develop as I got into the wine’s finish. It was a short finish that had significantly less acid than at the beginning of the tasting.
In trying to determine a pairing, I remembered that I got this wine from church and, as some would say, I had a moment of divine inspiration. Flatbread! No, not a waffer (aka Jeezit), but a baked flat-bread with cheese and spinach.
Rating: Enjoy Again
This was actually a pretty good “bargain” (I hate that term) wine. It was refreshing, had good flavors, and gave Flipflop’s Chardonnay a run for it’s money. It might be hard to determine which one is better. I may need to resupply and do this test again. Hmm…WWJD?