About This Wine
You never know exactly what you’re going to get when you pour a glass of Chardonnay.
As Wine Enthusiast magazine pointed out, over the past few decades, American winemakers have continually refined their approach to Chardonnay. The result: a variety of styles, and virtually all of them in beautiful balance.
For a while, it seemed as if every California winery was making Chardonnay in an ultra-rich, buttery style that often overpowered the fruit flavors. More recently, we’ve seen lots of vintners embrace the so-called “un-oaked” style, aging their wines strictly in neutral stainless steel tanks, to the exclusion of oak barrel aging.
Crown Peak Winery likes to split the difference. Its winemaker wants to see richness in Chardonnay, but not to the exclusion of fruit flavors. As the 2016 vintage demonstrates, this approach results in a wine that is complex, satisfying and extremely food friendly — a style that’s easy to love.
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 Tart, Pineapple, Butter and a Hint of Oak
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:veal cutlets with a creamy white sauce, or cream of mushroom soup with garlic croutons.
27 recipes match for this wine.
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
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