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MYKA Cellars

MYKA Cellars
2015 Mitzi’s, Chardonnay, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .8%
Sustainable Agriculture
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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MYKA Cellars
2015 Mitzi’s, Chardonnay, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .8%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, apple crumble, and white toffee with a bright, fruity medium-full body and a medium-length finish conveying accents of apple compote and pineapples in coconut cream with fine, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A super juicy, toasty, fruit-forward chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: pineapple cake, apple crumble, and white toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apple compote and pineapples in coconut cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hawaiian Pizza, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super juicy, toasty, fruit-forward chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.

The Producer

GoldLine Brands

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Suite B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-785-9027

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.