About This Wine
To eat or not to eat? That is the question...
... when it comes the 2010 Chardonnay from Willow Springs Cellars. Specifically, should one plan to serve this wine with a meal, or should it be savored and consumed solo, sans food?
Not to be wishy-washy, but the answer is: both! This is a Chardonnay with enough body and character that it needs nothing other than a wineglass in order to shine. At the same time, it has enough of an acid backbone that it will pair very nicely with food — particularly dishes such as fried chicken, pot pies (chicken or turkey), or a homemade chicken-noodle casserole.
Each harvest season, Willow Springs Cellars approaches its Chardonnay bottling with an open mind: Whatever Mother Nature provides in the vineyard is what will find its way into the bottle. Sometimes the wine is food-friendly, and sometimes it’s a refreshing sipper. The 2010 vintage just happens to be... both.
Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.
- Grape Composition:Chardonnay and Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Apple, Pear, Tropical Fruit, Butter, Melon, Citrus & Spice
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionchicken-noodle casserole, or turkey pot pie.
27 recipes match for this wine.
Old World Rosemary Chicken With Chardonnay This recipe comes from our friends at Belvedere Vineyards & Winery in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It matches wonderfully with Chardonnay, and we've enjoyed it with Chenin Blanc as well. Use it as the main entree for a special meal, or any meal. Get The Recipe
Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto If you're a white wine drinker, here's another recipe that gets its flavor, in part, from garlic: Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto. Begin by roasting some garlic in foil with olive oil for about an hour, and set it aside. Dice a quarter-cup of Prosciutto and saute with four tablespoons of olive oil and some minced shallots for about 15... Get The Recipe
Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe