Country: USA Region: Santa Barbara County Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2012 Body: full Alcohol: 13.7%
buttery texture…finishes clean and dry
The grapes for this wine come from a variety of vineyards that Winemaker Bruce McGuire has hand-selected over the years. Cool climate Chardonnay is balanced with those from warmer vineyards. This is a blend of stainless steel fermentation as well as barrel fermented fruit that undergoes malolactic fermentation and rests on the lees (spent yeast) to add weight and complexity. Pretty fruit of apple and apricot with lemon citrus with buttery texture with nice acidity to balance so it finishes clean and dry. try it with: Crab cakes, chicken pot pie, vegan orecchiette alfredo with basil, squash risotto
Country: California Region: California Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2011 Body: full Alcohol: 13.5%
This long time favorite is Buttery… yes, with a capital “B.” What we like best, though, is that for $9, it pulls off the big buttery style with just the right amount of fruit and balance. This comes from a large producer using really solid wine-making, so we give them a pass. If a big, full bodied, smooth, buttery but balanced Chardonnay makes you smile, this is a great value, and that's all there is to it.
Try it with: Canadian Bacon and pineapple pizza, cheeseburger and sweet potato fries, Brie and crackers, clam chowder