Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 227 - Villa Cerrina Italia Chardonnay Pinot Grigio (2013)

We served this wine (a blend of Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Grigio (40%) with take-out pad thai from our local Thai restaurant.  Don’t judge – we were tired and I didn’t feel well…  It was just a “slap some pad thai on a plate, cover it with sriracha (which got a glowing review on day 45 of this blog), and pour some wine” kind of dinner.

And this wine was a good match for it.  It was light and fruity.  The label identifies the fruit notes as apples, peaches, and citrus but in my tired and stuffy nose state I identified them simply as FRUIT. 

Chardonnay Pinot Grigio blend - go for it
David’s (also sleepy) take on this wine was “Nice, light, but with a good body.  Good for day drankin’…”.  J 

The bottle tells us it would be a good aperitif or good to serve with an appetizer, light seafood or salad.  I say - it’s FIVE BUCKS.  Serve it with whatever the heck you want!  It is cheap but tastes good.  It may not be a winner of any fancy schmancy wine awards, but it is an acceptable white wine to serve at your table.  (Unless your table is super fancy schmancy, in which case, you should shop at Wegman’s or Whole Foods and not Trader Joe’s…  But if you do go to one of those other pricier grocery stores you will not find this wine, because it is exclusive to Trader Joe’s.  So there.) 

Comes in just under $5 bucks.  Cheap, cheap, cheap.
A blog called "The Winey Mom" (see what she did there?  Clever...) says, "I can see why this wine is so popular.  It's got a bargain price and the folks at Trader Joe's recommend it!  It's a great party wine too because you can't really go wrong serving it to a large crowd.  It's the best of both worlds: Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.  I'd definitely get a few bottles to have on hand.  And in mouth!".  So there - if winey mom likes it you might well like it, too!

Price - $4.99

Rating – 4

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