2005 Flowers Andreen Gale Chardonnay - Printable Version
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- andrawes76 - 08-23-2009 10:11 PM
Being in the wine biz has it perks and it delivers some punches too. A healthy pedigree from Flowers Chardonnay led me to believe I stumbled upon a find with the 05 Flowers. Opened it up and found it corked, bitter and not exemplary of its notes. I opened three consecutive bottles and lost interest in what would be a desperate attempt to salvage my 2 case buy. If its out there, don't buy it...ARGH!
- VouvrayHead - 08-23-2009 11:13 PM
I bought 2 of those for my Dad when you had them at $19 and they were fine. I'm generally not a fan at all of Calif. Chard, but it was pretty good stuff. Certainly wouldn't want to pay the $50+ it commands, but for $20, was a decent drink.
- TheEngineer - 08-23-2009 11:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up PW!
- andrawes76 - 08-25-2009 10:27 PM
You know in all fairness, the last 10 cases were highly successful, the one case I opened up could have been exposed. I held on this as the proportion of good and bad exceeded an acceptable risk. I managed to get a few cases of Pine Ridge Dijon Clone Chardonnay, Landmark Damaris, and Whitehall Lane Chard. Will report on those as soon as I've given them a whirl.