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Peachy Canyon

Peachy Canyon
2014 York Mountain, Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.00

Peachy Canyon
2014 York Mountain, Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Light gold color. Lively, toasty, buttery interesting aromas of pineapple puff pastry, spiced nuts, jalapeño corn muffin, and cedar pencil with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-length apple tart and vanilla caramel bon bon finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. An intriguingly oaked chardonnay with exotic savory spiciness.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky & savory
Aroma Aroma: pineapple puff pastry, spiced nuts, jalapeño corn muffin, and cedar pencil
Taste Flavor: apple tart and vanilla caramel bon bon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Fish With Plantains, Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguingly oaked chardonnay with exotic savory spiciness.
The Producer

Peachy Canyon Winery

The Producer
2025 Nacimiento Lake Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1918
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.
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