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Save Me, San Francisco

Save Me, San Francisco
2014 "Calling All Angels", Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Save Me, San Francisco
2014 "Calling All Angels", Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple cake and caramel apples with nuts with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long lemon meringue, spiced nuts, and pickled melon rind finish with a suggestion of oak. A round, balanced chardonnay with a nice core of ripe fruit and nutty oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pineapple cake and caramel apples with nuts
Taste Flavor: lemon meringue, spiced nuts, and pickled melon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Fried Catfish Sandwich, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, balanced chardonnay with a nice core of ripe fruit and nutty oak.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-2500

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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.