Hogue Chardonnay

I’m not a big fan of Chardonnays. I don’t know. They’re a bit heavy, at times, and a lot boring most of the time. Ho hum. Chardonnay. Whoopee.

It’s like the vanilla ice cream of wines. Except for the fact that Chardonnays don’t pair all that well with food.  Scratch that analogy.

I guess I’m a woman who likes excitement, and most Chardonnays don’t do it for me.

But, the 2007 Hogue Chardonnay I like. It’s like your normal Chardonnay with an extra kick. It’s a little lighter. A little less butter. And a little more vanilla and fruit.  And the finish…like a refreshing kick in the pants. Spicy!

This Chardonnay is great just kicking back on its own, or a nice complement to light chicken or fish dishes. Plus, the bottle just looks cool, so there’s that.

Hogue, from Columbia Valley, Washington state, has become our house Chardonnay.

(Embrace the screw-top. Be one with the screw-top. You’ll be glad you did.)


About Kate

Kate is mother to three exceptionally strong and solid offspring, "Elise" (b. 2005),"Luke" (b.2008), and "Emile" (b. 2011), who have successfully put her spine one hoist away from disc herniation. She lives in the Washington DC area and works in healthcare—which is convenient given the physical hazards of her mommy gig. Kate is deathly afraid of developing large nose pores and is very suspicious of squirrels. She hopes she will never, ever need to face these two fears simultaneously. She is a huge fan of eating, sleeping, and taking private showers. Kate yearns for the day when she will not have to follow any dependent being into the bathroom for quality control. She is also known for saying, "There's nothing that makes you feel like more of a tool than writing about yourself in third person."

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