My original plan for last night was to cast on for my Flower Basket Shawl. During Noah’s nap I got everything out, wound up my yarn, and was set to go. Of course, around dinner time I decided to have a glass of wine and pulled the Crane Lake out of the fridge (I legitimately needed to taste it for work, to see if we might want to bring it it in as the lone cheap Chardonnay).
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by their Cab in the past, and I was likewise surprised by their Chardonnay. I smelled apple, pear, cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla on the nose. I kept smelling my glass, wishing I could make a perfume out of it! (Clearly, if you didn’t already think I was nuts you do now. My God, the woman wants to smell like cheap white wine – what’s wrong with her?). Anyway, continuing with my notes… The wine is slightly creamy and easy to drink, light tannins, not terribly complex, but a good value to be sure.
My original glass carried me through the kids’ dinner, baths, and bedtimes (about an hour and a half), and then it was time for me to make myself dinner and kick back. And… well… I almost kicked back the whole bottle. Ooops! Luckily I remembered that I needed to leave at least a bit for Drew. And even though I’m not really a lightweight, I hadn’t eaten much all day, so I didn’t think it would be a good idea to mix cheap white wine with sharp pointy objects.
And that’s why I didn’t start my shawl. But if you’re looking for dirt cheap chardonnay that isn’t completely terrible? Go with the Crane Lake.