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Wine Wednesdays – The Naked Grape California Chardonnay

Gosh, Wednesday comes up fast!  As promised here is a review of a bottle of wine for under $10.  I went in search of something new and cheap that I had never had to add to the fun of Wine Wednesday.  I admit it, the immature part of me (aka the real me) could not resist the “Naked” title.

I served this at my Book Club and they loved it and we went through several bottles!

The Naked Grape California Chardonnay

Description per label: Light bodied and smooth with aromas of pineapple and peach.

Review: My six-year old son recently took his pictures for the basketball team and then had to go straight to his basketball game.  As we went from the pictures to the game I told him to flip his jersey inside out to change the color from purple for pictures, to white for the game.  I didn’t think much of it, until another dad looked at us and chuckled.  I looked over to see my son standing in a public area with his shorts around his ankles. My perfectionist son didn’t simply take the jersey off and flip it inside out.  He took it off, flipped the jersey inside out and dropped his shorts in order to appropriately tuck in his jersey.  “Honey, we don’t get naked in public,” I had to remind him.

Went I went in search of an affordable, every day, Chardonnay, “The Naked Grape” seemed to understand my life and my need for wine.   

 This wine far surpassed my expectations!  It was smooth and buttery.  There was less fruit than I anticipated and the subtle blend of flavors was well balanced.  The finish was slightly sweet, with a hint of Riesling, but I tempered the sweetness by keeping it cold while I drank the whole bottle.  (I had four children in the house, the dosage seemed appropriate).  As I took sip after, deliciously smooth, sip, I realized that if one was not careful, this easy to drink wine could lead to one getting naked from consumption.  The name began to make more and more sense.

As a mother of two young children, wine is an everyday occurrence, and at $6.99 per bottle, I have just found a wine that I can drink as often as my kids get naked.

On a scale of 1-10, I rate the Naked Grape Chardonnay as an 8 for being smooth and affordable.

Suggested pairings: Salmon, chicken and every time your child strips down in public.

Alcohol Content: Not listed

Price: Purchased for $6.99 – What mom doesn’t need an affordable bottle case of wine?!

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  1. March 2, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Dearest Paige,

    Wine Wednesday = Greatest. Post. Idea. Ever.

    xo
    Lori

  2. OC
    March 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Ah yes the Naked Grape. How could I forget such a fun night. Thanks for a great dinner. xoxo

  3. March 2, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I’m not much of a Chardonnay drinker, but my husband LOVES it it’s his go-to wine after work every day (yes. every day). So I do end up drinking my share even though I’d pick red every day if I could (yes. every day).

    Bill prefers an oaky, buttery Chardonnay (the French-style over American – but we forgive him).

    I like the 6.99 pricetag. Will be looking for this one for sure…

    Thanks, again, Paige! You make my mouth water at 7:30 AM.

    Nice.

  4. March 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Love it – going to the wine store today!!!

  5. March 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

    And THIS is how you write a wine review! You may have even made me want to try a white!

  6. March 7, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Great post ! Good you got that wine ! Only thing which occurred to me when I read this post is of the following test because it’s result said that I would age as fine fine !!!!!! lolz
    What’s Your True Age?
    Are you as old as you feel or as what the calendar says?
    http://www.3smartcubes.com/pages/tests/true_age/true_age_instructions.asp

  1. March 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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