|yes i know my counters are dirty yes i know my relflection is in the toaster yes i know i know|
I bought this wine a couple of weeks ago because I wanted something that would pair nicely with chicken (yes, I'm still doing that) and it's vinted in Canning, Nova Scotia which is nice.
I may or may not have mentioned before that I'm not a big fan of white wine because, for the most part, I find they don't reall taste like anything. This is no exception. It's a tangy, wine-flavoured wine, perfectly drinkable but nothing special and it did have a slightly chalky aftertaste.
That being said, though I was too drunk to function when I made my chicken and am incapable of telling you whether it paired well or not, what it did pair surprisingly nicely with was this fucked up thing I made a few days later with quinoa.
I was trying to make this recipe but cocked it up pretty good and wound up with a mass of quinoa, spinach, eggs, and cheese.
It tasted pretty damn good but since I cooked the quinoa with chicken stock and put cheese in it, and also salt, it was really salty and the wine did an excellent job of cutting down the salty assault that was going on in my mouth.
So I think I learned something from this. Chardonnay pairs with really salty foods like cheese and salt. Honestly I'm really excited about that - I mean, yeah, I could have read it in a wine tasting guide but finding out on my own is way more fun. And that's why I'm doing wine and beer and food pairings. Woot.
Blomidon Estates Winery is located right here in Nova Scotia and also on the internet here. I didn't really dig the Chardonnay but I will definitely try their other wines in the future.