Winemaker's Notes:The Chardonnay leads off with a refreshing bouquet of pineapple and honey, which is closely followe...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Hook & Ladder Chardonnay Russian River Valley
This was part of a Hook and Ladder food and wine pairing dinner. I could not tell what kind of Chardonnay they were trying to make. A more crisp European style or the buttery creamy Californian? This was not very buttery with a nose of pear. It was smooth but green apple tart. Apparently the oak barrels in which the Chardonnay goes through malo-lactic fermentation gets a little suntanning once in awhile according to Josh although I do not know how much that matters. The pairing highlighted the buttery smoothness of the wine which confirmed it Californian origins. For more on the winemaker dinner, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/hook-and-ladder_11.html
Non-descript fruit aromas with a slight citrus flavor and a little spice.
Winemaker's Notes:The Chardonnay leads off with a refreshing bouquet of pineapple and honey, which is closely followed by a citrus and tropical mouth. A slight minerality compliments the crisp green apple finish. Pair this Chardonnay with grilled chicke'
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