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Solandes

Solandes
2014 Coleccion Roble, Chardonnay, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: .177%
Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Solandes
2014 Coleccion Roble, Chardonnay, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: .177%
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of asian pear, cheese danish, and cedar chips with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of buttered spice cake and baked apricot with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A breezy chardonnay for casual sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: asian pear, cheese danish, and cedar chips
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of buttered spice cake and baked apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Catfish Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy chardonnay for casual sipping.

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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.