Surprise! We’re sharing a wine that we “almost” featured this month.
Having looked back in the history of WineCollective, we have never given out an example of one of our tasting cards! Weird since it’s one of our biggest selling features that no one ever sees, unless you receive one of our packages! I guess today we shake things up a bit and start sharing.
As you may know we put through an extensive effort in choosing the wines that we decide to feature each month. Now in this case, there’s nothing glaringly wrong with the Hob Nob (heck, we loved and have featured the Pinot Noir back in the day), but we simply found another wine (that you could potentially be receiving this February) that was better. Thus, Hob Nob for anyone that wants to do the grunt work and find it for themselves.
Here’s an excerpt:
“While some unoaked Chardonnays can be very crisp and fresh, this example is buttery and luscious. We found elements of butterscotch and vanilla which somewhat covered the fruit present. If you love your Chards buttery, serve it at 10 degrees Celsius to revel in the vanilla, but if you find that is a touch much, try cooling it down to 8 degrees which will take the edge off the oak. The acidity and finish are medium in length and it offers decent balance from that perspective.”
If you’d like to read/print the full review, here is a link to a PDF of the tasting card along with some in-depth notes for the Hob Nob Chardonnay (2007).
As a side note, each and every bottle that you receive comes with one of these tasting cards. As well we keep track of everything you receive online, where you can rate/comment and tell us what you think about it! Fun right?