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Carlton Cellars

Carlton Cellars
2015 Estate, Auxerrois, Yamhill-Carlton

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Sustainable Farming
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Carlton Cellars
2015 Estate, Auxerrois, Yamhill-Carlton

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted lemon peel, dried straw, dried fruits and peach, and lemon curd and white pepper with an bright, bone-dry full body and an interesting, terse almond finish with leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak. Nice attack, rich textural flavors, and European-style restraint and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: toasted lemon peel, dried straw, dried fruits and peach, and lemon curd and white pepper
Taste Flavor: almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice attack, rich textural flavors, and European-style restraint and balance.

The Producer

Carlton Cellars

The Producer
PO Box 974
Carlton, OR 97111
USA
1 503-852-7888

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.