Karl D. Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker
Rob Bleifer, Food Network’s Executive Chef
Rupa Bhattacharya, Food Network’s Food and Beverage Editor
This Chardonnay is harvested from select vineyards in California whose topography, soils, and climate provide optimal grape-growing conditions to develop ripe, round fruit flavors.
The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was kept cold to ensure a slow process that retains the natural fruit flavors inherent in the grapes.
The wine was aged for 15 months in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
Delicious and satisfying, like a piece of toast spread with apple butter.
> potato chips > goat cheese
> cream sauces > shellfish
> roast chicken > grilled cheese sandwiches
> hanging out with friends
Gold Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition, July 2012
Silver Medal, Denver International Wine Competition, October 2012
Silver Medal, San Francisco Best of the Bay Wine Competition, May 2012
Silver Medal, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition, March 2012
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2012
Bronze Medal/86 Points, California State Fair, June 2012