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Blue Fin Chardonnay Review

Updated on July 20, 2007

Another California Chardonnay

My husband was shocked when I brought home another white wine (I tend to stick to red wine or the occasional sparkling wine). But, I'm on a roll, plus the bottle of this 2005 California Chardonnay looked pretty.

Oh yeah...and only $3.99, so if it tasted bad, I knew I wouldn't be wasting too much money.

Quick Five Finger Rating Breakdown

To read the full description for the ratings, click here.

Five Fingers: Awesome, drink it now!

Four Fingers: Not bad, share with others.

Three Fingers: Pretty good, but no raving.

Two Fingers: Need a buzz fast? Add some juice.

One Finger: Uh...only if you are already drunk.

Zero Fingers: They call this wine? More like vinegar.

The Wine Goof's Review

Honestly, it doesn't have a strong flavor, which is a good thing. I think one of the reasons I don't like white wines much is because of their strong, sometimes tangy, flavors.

The Blue Fin Chardonnay definitely has a citrus accent to it, but it is subtle. In fact, I'm still trying to decide if it tastes more like pear or green apple, than citrus.

It is smooth and refreshing to drink. Really, when you have it in your mouth, it soothes your taste buds. The gentle aftertaste gives you a soft kiss. I recommend this wine for those of you trying to acquire the taste for white wine.

Because it has such a subtle flavor, it goes well with strongly spiced foods (I tried it with spicy Mexican, yummy goodness--and I liked it).

I'll give it: Four Fingers

Looking for More Wine Ideas?

Read The Wine Goof's Reviews for these wines:

Avery Lane's 2004 Riesling

Charles Shaw's Chardonnay

Find out more about wine in general by reading A Beginner's Guide to Wine. Here are some interesting summer smoothie ideas for wine. Serve a great wine with your favorite pasta and chunky pepper tomato sauce. Feel free to drink a refreshing, sweet wine while eating fresh apple cake for dessert.


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      6 years ago

      One of my favorites from Trader Joe's. Quality/Price ratio is great!

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      9 years ago

      drinking a glass of blue fin chardonnay now and love it! Not heavy or oaky like some chardonnays...very light and enjoyable.

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      9 years ago

      MY wife really liked it - at a New Years party. Now I'm trying to locate a retailer in in the Arlington / Dallas Texaas area that carries it.

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      11 years ago from North Carolina

      Thats nice Stacie, four finger rating, thats wonderful, will definitely try it. Thanks.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      11 years ago from Seattle

      Yeah, I'm trying to get away from my "safe" threes. So, we will see if others agree or not...just hope I wasn't still tipsy when I gave my rating!

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      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      WOW a four for four. Nice score/price ratio. :-)


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