The Taste of Eco Balance Chardonnay
Thoughts from the Brand
From the bottle, I was surprised to find a description of the winery (which I loved) instead of a description of the chardonnay:
With Eco Balance, we have created a collection of quality wines for relaxed everyday enjoyment. Integrity, sustainability and and earth friendly focus inspires all that we do. Beautiful vineyards teeming with life, expert winemaking and thoughtful packaging deliver this charming and engaging wine. Brought to you by Vinedos Emiliana from the vineyards of Chile.
I headed out to the website and found this description of the wine:
A light, clean and clear greenish-yellow in color with refreshing citrus aromas of grapefruit and lime that intermingle with subtle tropical fruit aromas such as pineapple. Notes of chestnuts unfold on the palate. A juicy, refreshing wine with great volume and intensity, balanced acidity, and an enjoyable finish.
I know that Chardonnay isn’t the likely wine choice in early November. However, I love the taste of Chardonnay and sometimes I just need to pick a white wine in the fall. That was the case with the Eco Balance choice.
I really enjoyed this Chardonnay. I can say there wasn’t anything that would put it on the top of my list, but nothing that would move it to the bottom either. Just a nice, smooth, pleasant to drink Chardonnay. I would buy it again. I would serve it to friends. And, I would recommend it if someone asked for an opinion.
Thoughts from the Web
I did a bit of searching online and found several reviews that I thought might add some more perspective on the wine:
Eco Chardonnay is 100 percent Chardonnay and is aged in oak barrels for eight months. This beautiful Chardonnay is golden color with distinct aromas and flavors of apple, pear and pineapple, a finish of creamy vanilla and a slight buttery character. It is very balanced, and I give it a rating of 88 points. – Times Record News
Eco-Balance Chardonnay 2009 is produced by Emiliana Vineyards. The grapes are sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Casablanca Valley. Nose exudes warm tropical notes, apples, balsa wood with a touch of airplane glue. The mouth is quite full, not overly-oaked, balanced acidity. At $10-$12 a bottle, this would be a reasonable option to serve with a holiday meal. 84 points.
While this isn’t a wine that is so completely unique I feel compelled to run out and tell someone about, I did find it enjoyable to drink and a good choice at a very reasonable price point. Eco Balance has completely achieved the goal they state on the bottle – “a collection of quality wines for relaxed everyday enjoyment”. Give it a try and let me know what you think!