Full Review

Broadway Vineyards

Broadway Vineyards
2015 Chardonnay, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Broadway Vineyards
2015 Chardonnay, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Oaky aromas of fresh apples, sweet whiskey caramel sauce, and bread pudding with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length cherry pit, whiskey barrel, pineapple upside down cake, and warm spices finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. An intriguing and tasty chardonnay.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh apples, sweet whiskey caramel sauce, and bread pudding
Taste Flavor: cherry pit, whiskey barrel, pineapple upside down cake, and warm spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fruit Stuffed Roasted Pork, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing and tasty chardonnay.

The Producer

Broadway Vineyards

The Producer
21330 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-996-8829

Their Portfolio

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.