Full Review

Verada

Verada
2019 Chardonnay, Tri-County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Farming
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Verada
2019 Chardonnay, Tri-County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of graham cracker, dried apple rings, and vanilla bean with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with shades of lemon custard and orange zest with fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. With hints of oak and baked fruit, this wine is perfect for uncomplicated weeknight casseroles.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: graham cracker, dried apple rings, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemon custard and orange zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: With hints of oak and baked fruit, this wine is perfect for uncomplicated weeknight casseroles.

The Producer

Plata Wine Partners

The Producer
855 Bordeaux Way, Suite 100
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-8740

Their Portfolio

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88 Big Six 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 15.3% (USA) $12.00.
85 Buttercream 2019 Reserve, Chardonnay, Monterey 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
90 Cotillion 2018 Pinot Noir, Tri-County 13.8% (USA) $9.00.
90 Dog Ear 2018 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
88 Kreme De Cuvee 2019 Brut, California 11.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Sea Wave Wines 2020 Rosé, California 7% (USA) $4.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sea Wave Wines 2019 Chardonnay, California 7% (USA) $4.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sea Wave Wines 2019 Pinot Noir, California 7% (USA) $4.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Seven Rings 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $34.00.
88 Seven Rings 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
87 Seven Rings 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $39.00.
89 Sundry 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $16.00.
88 The Buccaneer 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
88 Thirty Degrees 2020 Chardonnay, Monterey 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
87 Thirty Degrees 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $34.00.
88 Thirty Degrees 2019 Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
92 Tributus 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $24.00.
86 Verada 2018 Merlot, Tri-County 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
90 Verada 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tri-County 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
88 Verada 2019 Chardonnay, Tri-County 13.5% (USA) $16.00.

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.