Once upon a time, it was a hearty, buttery, lush Chardonnay from Talbott Vineyards in California. For almost twenty years, it has been waiting in the cellar(s) (a few moves since purchase) for it's moment to shine. Tonight was the night.
JPH paired it PERFECTLY with his Fish Pie with Rosti Caper Topping (from Delia Smith's Winter Collection). Subtle taste with subtle taste equals sublime flavor. Sublime, that is the word that I will use for this wine. Yeah, sometimes wine gets lost in the cellar and a few years go by, but this wine, although past it's richness peak, maintained a flavor profile that was subtle, but extremely drinkable. And it's always fun to dust off a bottle and taste a gem.