See our recipes for some quick and easy pairing options:
♦ Chicken, Avocado and Fennel Salad
91 pts - Ken's Wine Guide
"This pale yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a mild pineapple bouquet with a hint toasted oak and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild pear with notes of toasted oak and a touch of pineapple. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite some time. This Chardonnay would pair well with chicken Francese."
91 pts - Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline
"This wine bolsters my hope that Chardonnay is making a comeback as a wine that is meant to accompany a meal. Still the number one wine variety in sales domestically, Chardonnay has ridden market research into the cocktail hour and forsaken its noble European history as an excellent wine for the table. Winemakers Peter Velleno and Brooks Painter have chosen a different track here, with aromas of lemon crème, mild toast, pear and stone minerality leading you into flavors of mixed citrus fruit, mild sweet oak and roasted nuts, all delivered with mouth watering acidity and a long refreshing finish that will elevate the meal. I’d try something big with this -- lobster or cracked crab, or chicken in a bold sauce."