Frank Family Vineyards, Chardonnay Carneros, 2017

Style: Full-bodied white                         Vintage: 2017                         ABV: 14.4%

Appellation: Carneros                          Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: California                                 County:  USA

Pairings:  Raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés, fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto with spring vegetables. Also creamy vegetable soups, hearty corn chowder.

Cheese Pairings: Affidelice, Alpine Shepard, Bel Paese, Bucheron, Brie, Cambazola, Cantal, Cashel Blue, Chaource, Cotija, Dry Jack, Epoisses, French mountain cheeses, Garrotxa, Gruyere, Panela, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pave d'Auge, Provolone, Shropshire Blue

About This Wine: This wine appears light straw in the glass with aromas of toasted brioche, baking spices, and candied lemon rind. On the palate, the Carneros Chardonnay is full-bodied and creamy yet balanced by lively acidity; with nuanced flavors of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, melon, and subtle hints of oak toast.