Try a new Chardonnay for the Summer

Try a new Chardonnay for the Summer

How many of you have gone to the store seeking out that new bottle of wine, only to be overwhelmed with the selection? Do you retreat back to the familiar? Be honest- we all have!!!
Most weekends you can find me at one of our local beverage or grocery stores hosting a wine tasting. You may see other people like me at your favorite beverage store. Don’t be afraid to come up and talk to us. Most are independent contractors like me. We love sharing new wines and if your taste buds don’t care for the varietal that we are hosting it’s okay! We’ll be back one day with something that you will like.
PositiveVines’ Helpful Definition: Varietal – a variety of wine made primarily from a single named grape.
Last week, I had the privilege of sharing wines from Joseph Carr Winery ( at a Kroger in Plano, TX located on the North Dallas Parkway. The wine steward – Debra – does an incredible job of providing a wide variety for every taste and budget.
The varietals that I hosted were the Josh Cellars Chardonnay and Josh Cellars Legacy. Joseph Carr, an award winning Sommelier, founded his family winery in 2005. He labels his bottles in honor of his father Josh. Joseph Carr works with small growers and winemakers across California including Napa Valley, Sonoma, Mendocino Valley and the Central Coast. Hot summers call for light wines, so I’ll focus on my impression of the Chardonnay.

Many entry wine drinkers in the United States start with Chardonnay. The green, light-skinned grape originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France. California is a major producer of the Chardonnay varietal. California Chardonnay tends to bear tropical fruit flavors and depending upon the aging process may have a buttery taste.
The wine varietal was harvested in 2013. 2013 was an unusually warm growing season for California. Josh Chardonnay is a light colored wine with a touch of acidity giving it a crisp edge. The wine was aged in 30% oak providing a very light hint of oak flavor. This is a good Chardonnay value for the price. It averages $10.00 a bottle and works well with seafood or a chicken dish. On hot summer days this will give you a solid wine without a crisp light taste. My wonderful husband Nate made an incredible dish of Honey braised chicken with a medley of vegetables that Josh complimented well.
The next time that you’re looking for a good Chardonnay give Josh Cellars Chardonnay a try. I’d love to know what you think about it!
If you’d like to stop by next week to sample a few great wines come visit me at World Market. This World Market is located at 3888 Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas. I’ll be there from 1-4pm on Saturday, June 20th.

Remember to drink what it is that makes you truly happy to drink and always think positively!

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