About This Wine
Selecting the right wine on “football day” can be a real challenge.
On one side of the living room, you have a family member who is planning to enjoy a nice white fish fillet with a twist of lemon. On the other side, there’s a family member who’d much prefer to munch on chicken wings. (You know who you are.)
Could there possibly be a wine that matches perfectly with such different dishes? Or should you simply throw in the towel and open a beer? Well, the 2011 Chardonnay from Bramble Ridge Winery enables you to save the suds for another day, and have a delicious vinous experience with both fish and wings.
One caveat: The wings should not be of the “hot” variety, since they wouldn’t pair well with any wine. Opt for honey-flavored wings, and you’ll be able to live in harmony with your family — even if you’re all rooting for different teams.
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, Apricot, Toast and a Hint of Cream
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionhoney-flavored wings, or halibut.
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