Sierra del Mar Chardonnay 2015
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This complex Chardonnay is medium straw colored with bold tropical fruit flavors such as guava and lychee while baked by baked apple notes. On the palate the wine has ripe tangerine flavors with elderberry and camomile scents and flavors. The palate rounds out with citron lemon and clove spice and a rich and creamy depth to the finish due to the concentration of fruit from low yielding vines from a Region 1, cool climate. While the scent is clearly California in its fruit profile, the palate is much more Burgundian in spite of its stainless steel, non-malolactic pedigree. This Chardonnay makes a fine aperitif and cheese wine, while absolutely perfect with aged gouda, this wine also pairs well with goat cheeses and sharp farm aged cheddars. Try with any grilled fish, but our favorite is steamed mussels sautéed with some of this wine, fennel, oregano and served with toasted crostini and house made aioli.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Monterey|
|Brand||Sierra del Mar|