About This Wine
Is there a better way to unwind after a long day than with a glass of Chardonnay?
We think not. Especially when the wine is made by Ashfield Cellars, which takes special pride in producing Chardonnay of exceptional character, with an alluring aroma and abundant flavor.
For its 2016 vintage, Ashfield sought out grapes from a number of California’s prime growing regions, with the goal of crafting a true “California cuvee.” Chardonnay is a grape variety that prefers cooler climes, and the Golden State just happens to be home to a number of regions that fit that profile, typically influenced by proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
In order to help make the wine accessible and enjoyable in its youth, Ashfield added small amounts of other white varieties, which served to lighten the mouthfeel while expanding the flavor spectrum. And while the finished wine pairs perfectly with chicken pot pie, we’d much rather savor it solo.
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:Toast, Pear, Apple, Fig and Mild Spice Notes
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:halibut, or chicken pot pie.
27 recipes match for this wine.
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
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
Old World Rosemary Chicken With Chardonnay This recipe comes from our friends at Belvedere Vineyards &amp; 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,any meal. Get The Recipe