Full Review

No Opposition

No Opposition
2016 Chardonnay, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9.99

No Opposition
2016 Chardonnay, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Bright straw color. Creamy aromas of peach candy, buttercream, glazed nuts, and vanilla icing with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, breezy apple taffy finish with coating tannins. A fruity chardonnay crusher for anytime enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peach candy, buttercream, glazed nuts, and vanilla icing
Taste Flavor: apple taffy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity chardonnay crusher for anytime enjoyment.

The Producer

Easley Winery

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

Their Portfolio

83 Easley 2016 Traminette, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley 2016 Riesling, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Sweet Tulip, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
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.
84 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee, Muscat 8% (USA) $8.99.
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.
84 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $10.00.
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.
83 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
83 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
84 Easley NV Sweet Barrel White 10% (USA) $7.99.
86 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee 8% (USA) $8.99.
90 Easley Regel Tej Mead 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 I THINK NV Red Blend 13.6% (USA) $14.99.
84 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay, American 12% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
82 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé, Syrah, American 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
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.