Tuesday, 2/20, Little Rock, AR
After a long day at the office, I got home about 8:30 p.m., I came in, kissed #1 and the kids, and popped the cork on a 2005 Coastal Ridge Chardonnay. There's really not a whole lot I can say about this wine. It's your typical melon, pear, oak-flavored Chardonnay with nothing special to grab your attention. It's the kind of wine I bought when I first started drinking wine that back then I would have thought was really great and I probably would have had no problem taking this to friends as a wine gift. Alas age and experience have affected my tastes in everything and this Chardonnay is the last thing I would take as a gift. That being said I only paid $5.99/bottle and at that price I would classify the Coastal Ridge as an every day, just wanna have a glass of wine without too much thought, type of wine. It's drinkable however don't expect complex flavors and a unique experience because you'll be disappointed. I give this one 3 corkscrews because it's not a bad wine, it just is what it is, and at the price point I paid you really don't have too much at stake. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!

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