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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .46%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$30

Zonte’s Footstep
2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .46%
Bright golden straw color. Aromas of omelet, elotes, ginger, apple soufflé, and poached pear with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length bruleed lemons, buttercream frosting, and soy sauce finish. A buttery chardonnay for weeknight pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: omelet, elotes, ginger, apple soufflé, and poached pear
Taste Flavor: bruleed lemons, buttercream frosting, and soy sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Casserole, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A buttery chardonnay for weeknight pairings.

The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83

Their Portfolio

93 Z-Force 2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Doctoressa di Lago", Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Excalibur", Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Scarlet Ladybird" Rose, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2014 "Peacock’s Fan", Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep NV "Bolle Felici", Fleurieu Peninsula 11% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Chocolate Factory", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Lake Doctor", Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Baron Von Nemesis", Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $28.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Hills Are Alive", Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $28.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Avalon Tree", Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Violet Beaureguard", Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Canto di Lago, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 "Love Symbol", Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep NV Bolle Felici Prosecco, Fleurieu Peninsula 11% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2014 Z-Force Reserve, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
85 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
84 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Doctoressa Di Lago, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
94 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 Canto di Lago, Sangiovese-Barbera-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Doctoress di Lago, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
82 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $23.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Canto Di Lago, Sangiovese-Barbera-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $20.00.
84 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
95 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $25.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
85 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2015 Z Force, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
96 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Canto Di Lago, Sangiovese-Barbera-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Sangiovese-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $27.50.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $27.50.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.

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.