Winederlust: Chamisal Vineyards

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Every-now-and-again someone recommends a wine that they have recently tried and enjoyed.  But when your neighbor, (who has a strong dislike for Chardonnay), goes completely crazy for a Chardonnay something wonderful has been discovered.

And that is exactly what happened.  Our neighbor was wine tasting with friends and stopped at Chamisal Vineyard, in the Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California.  To her great delight she tried the 2012 Stainless Chardonnay, hence the recommendation. Now mind you, she told us about the wine after they drank the bottle they brought home.

With piqued interest we headed off to discover this new treasure.   Upon entering the tasting room we were warmly greeted by Andrea.  We told her we were on a mission to try the Un-oaked chardonnay.  One sip later we were in love with a chardonnay.  Did we mention that we aren’t too fond of chardonnays either?  The 2012 Stainless Chardonnay is absolutely wonderful, what a concept, you taste the fruit and you don’t feel like you just chewed on an oak barrel!  We are singing the praises of this wine to anyone who will listen.  If you are in the area please stop in for a great tasting experience.

Psst…….there also is a 2012 Stainless Pinot Noir.  It’s young and very refreshing.