Full Review

No Opposition

No Opposition
2016 Chardonnay

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
Best Buy

No Opposition
2016 Chardonnay

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh churned butter, pineapple cake with buttercream, and hint of riverbed with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshing, breezy finish that exhibits notes of roasted lemon, green apple and pineapple with a suggestion of oak flavor. A super buttery chardonnay sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fresh churned butter, pineapple cake with buttercream, and hint of riverbed
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted lemon, green apple and pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super buttery chardonnay sipper.

The Producer

Easley Winery

The Producer
205 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA
1 317-636-4516

Their Portfolio

BR Easley 2016 Traminette, American 11% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Easley 2016 Riesling, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
BR Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
92 Easley NV Blueberry Jubilee 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
BR Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee, Muscat 8% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
89 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
BR Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
88 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Off-Dry, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
BR Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Easley NV Sweet Barrel White 10% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee 8% (USA) $8.99.
90 Easley Regel Tej Mead 10% (USA) $8.99.
85 Easley NV Back Home Red Wine, Concord 10% (USA) $8.99.
85 Easley NV Back Home White Wine, Moscato 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 I THINK NV Red Blend 13.6% (USA) $14.99.
86 Kauffman’s NV Posey Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
BR No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay, American 12% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
85 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
BR No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
87 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé, Syrah, American 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
BR Reggae NV White 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Reggae NV Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Sweet Tulip NV Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Sweet Tulip NV White Moscato 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
88 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, Muscat 10% (USA) $6.99.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.