About This Wine
More than 100 wine grape varieties are grown in California’s Lodi district.
As far as the winemakers at Cloudcrest Winery are concerned, that makes it an ideal appellation for crafting a dependably delicious White Blend. For the 2015 Cloudcrest White Blend, they selected two varieties: Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.
These are two varieties that you sometimes see blended with other varieties, but rarely with one another. When you think about it, however, it makes perfect sense. The Chardonnay provides the rich, viscous impression that coats the mouth, while the Chenin Blanc adds bright acidity that carries the fruit flavors through a lingering finish.
Selecting the varieties to pair was step one. Determining the blend came next, and it involved focused trials during which no consideration was rendered too small. Ultimately, the vintners decided that a blend of 86% Chardonnay and 14% Chenin Blanc was ideal, and our tasting panel enthusiastically concurs.
About White Blend
- Grape Composition:86% Chardonnay and 14% Chenin Blanc
- Grape Source:Lodi Growing District of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Tropical Fruit, Pineapple, Wood, Citrus, Coconut, Toast & Vanilla
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestion:pan-roasted chicken with potato salad.
13 recipes match for this wine.
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe