Copa Del Rey 2009 Chilean Chardonnay - 6 Pack
$49.99 + $5 shipping
PRODUCT: 6 Copa del Rey 2009 Rapel Valley Chardonnay
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Are these any good? I love some yummy Chardonnay and they are always (at least it seems) few and far between!
Do the numbers for brix at harvest seem a tad high?
Does this one have any RS? The last one said “dry” but the super secret info sheets said the last one had 5.5g/L which is very subtle.
Relative to what?
Wow, did all the regulars take the same night off?
Big storm in the Northeast, maybe people are too busy spending all their time on weather.com
they were all watching the game.
copa is an auto buy for me. Pleasant everyday wine that i enjoy with my meals, and can cook with if i choose.
I personally love Hahn’s stuff and really enjoyed the Copa Chard (2008?) the last time it was offered. Nice Chilean Chard…plenty of tropical fruit, little bit of butter. Although its very approachable, its more than just a summer quaffer and has just enough backbone to stand up to food. In for two.
Interesting deal, hopefully there will be some lab rat reports.
Not for a Chilean or Argentine wine. They grow them sweet there and their wine has some nice punch to it.
LAB RAT report:
I am NOT a lover of Chardonnay. I am a total lover of wine and order regularly from woot, lot 18 and Invino because I rarely have time to get to an actual store (scary but true).
When I order wine delivered, it’s usually more than one bottle at a time, so imagine my surprise when Fed Ex drove up with a SINGLE bottle. I was once given a single bottle, but it’s stashed in my cellar. This had to be something I either forgot about or (god forbid) was being gifted.
Imagine my FURTHER surprise when I opened it to find a bottle of Chardonnay (oh dear.) and a GOLDEN TICKET. OMG I thought I’d won the lottery. Mind you, I never win anything, other than more cases appointed by Judges. NEVER.
Suddenly Chardonnay was looking pretty fabulous. And, I think you’ll find THIS Chardonnay lovely. For a non Chardonnay drinker, that’s a huge compliment. I almost called my Chardonnay expert girlfriend to get HER to drink it and write the review, but she’s busy. And I live in the country a million miles from her, so here goes:
The wine looks light blonde colored, crystal clear and welcoming, with medium to fast legs and an aroma of oak, pineapple and a little mineral.
It tastes like very mild butter, clearly some but not overwhelming, followed by apricot, and melon with some slight citrus.
It has a medium, creamy and smooth body, a bright texture and finishes long. The finish is lightly oaky with that touch of butter and very fine slight citrus taste.
Really quite delightful and would probably pair well with various cheeses, chicken dishes and even some spicy foods.
I apologize for posting this a little late, but we were at a wine tasting last night (which included a famous Chardonnay that is not, imho, as good as this one, although the Sancerre was tough competition).
My wife is a chard drinker and now that I’ve got her hooked on Woot, she sees the wine woot offerings each day and always wants to know where the chard is? Apparently it is unfair that i get to buy all these great red wines (at a great price). So, thanks Wine Woot, my wife is now happy and should permit my purchase of at least another of your 5 red offerings.
The link to the 2008 offering was very helpful - thanks!
In for 1, and a happy wooting household!
Edit: and the lab rat report now makes me think I should have got a case. Great report.
Bought the red…didn’t like it at all
Relative to other wines with grapes harvested in the 24 brix range.
Thanks for the info. We have enjoyed most of the wine from down south so far.
I’m not a huge fan of white wine but ordered this because of the price and comments last time around. What a pleasant surprise! I will actually sit down and have this wine at the end of the day. I don’t know much about whites but this one isn’t too dry. It tastes like citrus fruits mostly to me. Also, it’s just as good the second day. I have used this chard to cook red snapper (baked in a pouch in the oven) and it was great! A must buy!
in for one. wanted to try it since a wootoff a while ago where i missed it.
LAB RAT report:
I will start this out by saying that I’m mostly a red-wine fan, leaning towards cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and I have far from a developed palette. Absolutely excited to be a lab rat. I am pretty sure my entire apartment hear me squeal
First try (unchilled, no food)
Appearance: a nice, creamy pale straw yellow. A little watery looking, but pleasantly so.
Smell: At first I am hit with an smell of freshly cut citrus, then pineapple. There’s a lower note that reminds me of peaches. After sticking my nose in the wine a bit longer, I resolve there’s some hints of butter in as well.
My husband, impatient, grabs my glass and takes one sip. I asked him what it tastes like. “15 bucks a bottle”, he says. He surmises that it would be a good deal if it’s on woot for 8-10 dollars a bottle.
I take my first sip. The front of the wine is sharp- it makes my molars hurt. Pleasant tropical notes in the midde, then there’s a bitter taste after the first sip that reminds me of grapefruit pith. The final taste left in my mouth is butter.
I take a few more sips. No more tingly molars. Overall the wine feels too alcoholic at room temperature. I decide to bring up the wine site- 14.5% alcohol. There’s a slight lingering vegetable taste in my mouth, almost like peas. (I tasted the wine again today, and I still stand by this!)
I decide it should be chilled.
The mid-palette becomes much more pleasant. Some nice loud,bright notes of green apple and pineapple show up to round out the whole thing. Grassy notes at the finish, which softens into a lemon taste. Pretty long finish.
We don’t buy white wine very often because we rarely find opportunity to drink it, but I would think that this is good QPR.