Wine of the Week: 2009 Familia Zuccardi ‘Serie A’ Chardonnay-Viognier

At $10, this blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Viognier from Mendoza’s Familia Zuccardi winery could easily have been one of Glenn’s “Plonk Picks” – a very good wine at a very good price. The nose has lots of melon, tropical notes, and a surprising stony minerality. Mango and butter, underscored by oak, dominate the palate. The mouthfeel is rich and textural, with a slight oiliness. The richness is nicely balanced by acidity that keeps the wine fresh and lively. The finish is long with lingering stone fruit and a touch of bitterness. At $10 it is an affordable crowd pleaser that is enjoyable with or without food.

At Julio’s Liquors for $9.99.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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