chardonnay Tag

Shall We Wine / Posts tagged "chardonnay"

Wine of the Week Wine Notes- 8/21/2019

Wine: 2015 Sharrott Winery TRIO Region: New Jersey, Outer Coastal Plain Grapes: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Price: $34.99 Taste: This wine is impressive! The wine smells of berries, cassis, and lavender. It’s medium bodied, electric on the tongue, chewy and bursting with dark fruit, pepper, leather and sweet berry flavor.  Pairings: Perfect wine to get you out of a wine rut! This will excite your palate.  FYI: The Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in southeastern New Jersey. Wine...

Wine of the Week 7/24/2019

Wine: Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence Non Vintage Region: Mendocino County, California Grapes: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir Price: $20 Taste: Aged two years on the lees, which gives it toasty note. This wine also full malolatic fermentation which which provides a creamy texture. Great fruit, elegant. Pairs With: This is a great aperitif, serve with egg dishes and fried foods. When to Serve: This is the sparkling to serve when you want to impress your...

WINE LIST TIP: ITALIAN EDITION

Sometimes you're looking at a list and you don't know where to start! While there are variations to every list (maybe varietal may come first, etc.), here's a breakdown of how two wine examples could be listed as on a list: Tenuta Sant'Antonio, Scaia, Garganega Chardonnay Blend, Veneto, 2017 Let's separate it into five parts: (1) Tenuta Sant'Antonio, (2) Scaia, (3) Garganega Chardonnay Blend, (4) Veneto, (5) 2017 (1) is the producer of the wine (2) is the name of the wine (3) is the type...

Where in the World is Shall We Wine Going? First Stop, May 2019

FIRST STOP: COLLIO, ITALY WHERE IS IT? Collio is located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy. WHY AM I GOING? Some of the best white wines in the world are produced in Collio. Collio’s temperature dramatically shifts from day to night (I packed extra layers) therefor is textbook for creating deep complex wines. The vineyards are on hillside (comfy shoes are packed) with layers of marl and sandstone (that’s the soil), that the locals refer to as ponca. WHAT DO I EXPECT TO DRINK? I’m sure the...

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess who’s coming to dinner? I’d give you the tea, but good girls don’t cook and tell. I will share this, when making mussels, don’t use a cheap wine for your sauce. The recipe (for 2) calls for one cup of dry white wine, so splurge! Trust me, if you don’t want to drink it, don’t cook with it. Tonight bachelor number ten gets three treats: my company, my cooking and my last bottle of Iris Vineyard Chardonnay. Keep an...