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Cadman

Cadman
2014 Haynes Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32.00

Cadman
2014 Haynes Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Bright brilliant golden yellow color. Mild, buttery, attractive aromas and flavors of vanilla buttercream, cinnamon raisin nut toast, apple butter, and lemon custard with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length spiced citrus, praline, and pink pepper finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice mellow, lightly oaked chardonnay.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, crisp & lively & fruity
Aroma Aroma: vanilla buttercream, cinnamon raisin nut toast, apple butter, and lemon custard
Taste Flavor: spiced citrus, praline, and pink pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Seafood Lasagna, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice mellow, lightly oaked chardonnay.
The Producer

Tulocay Winery

The Producer
1426 Coombsville Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-255-4064
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.