Monterey County enjoys a reputation for producing crowd-pleasing wines, and this Chardonnay only serves to further propagate the stereotype. With luscious flavors of lemon curd and pear mingling with notes of toasted oak and baking spices, this is a wine that your guests won't be able to get enough of. Its voluptuous nature and round, full texture are lifted by a bright, pleasing acidity on the finish. If ever there was a time for fresh Maine lobster and drawn butter, it's now!
Recipe PairingsOld-School Squash CasseroleChicken AlouetteWesley's Gulf Coast Shrimp and GritsCheese Puffs with Ham SaladHugh's Southern Mac and CheeseTee's Corn PuddingChicken-and-Biscuit CobblerSmashed Baby Red Potatoes - Southern LivingOne-Dish Chicken PastaLemon Pork Chops with Quinoa SaladPenne with Mushrooms, Corn, and Thyme
Monterey, Central Coast, California, United States
Carménère, a popular red wine grape in Chile, is originally from Bordeaux. For decades, however, Chilean winemakers thought that their Carménère was Merlot.