Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2003 *** (not TJ's)

In NYC, I have a couple of bottles of TJ's waiting to be quaffed, but I actually took a mini vacation to Seattle - and there was wine involved, so here is a review.

Getting to Seattle was a two day event. I now have a deeper respect for the original settlers of the west and the wagon trains.

Now, on to the wine....

Because of the outbound disastrous series of delays, I was upgraded to first class from Laguardia to Chicago and with my meal, on offer was Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay. I recognized the name from some of my more enjoyable bottles from Trader Joe's, so I went for it.

Brie and crackers
Grilled Chicken Salad with blueberries, cheddar cheese and pecans
The wine is a smooth, fruity chardonnay - not too sweet. It went really well with the brie and added a nice tang when I took a sip after a bite of salad.

In these terrible days of airline cost cutting, whoever buys the wine for American got it right.

I had another glass on my flight from Chicago to Seattle. No food, just a glass of wine. It was a nice treat on a long arduous commute.

Oh, and when I finally got to Seattle, the journey was forgotten, and I had a great time.

As an added bonus, on the way to the airport, Bill took me to a Seattle Trader Joe's. One of the clerks told me that Washington State has a different policy regarding wine sales so there were some different varieties.

Now that I've been to Seattle, I can say I get it. I totally get it.


  1. I just wanted to tell you that I love your Blog! I found it while searching for reviews on a bottle of TJ's wine and I'm so glad I did. What really impresses me are the meals you fix! Reading your comments always make me hungry and inspire me to plan nicer meals for my family. I love to cook...have plenty of time to do it now that it's summer...so THANKS for being my Muse! Have a healthy and happy summer!

  2. I've never been a muse before. Thanks for liking my blog. I love to cook too, I find it really calming. And some of my happiest memories are pouring over cook books, looking for the perfect dish to cook. I really do think that feeding people is a metaphor for love.

    Have a great summer! And thanks again.