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California Chardonnay

Stop by The Goat Wine Shop to pick up a bottle of this week’s featured wine. We’re sipping Landmark Vineyards, Sonoma California “Overlook Chardonnay” 2014!

Having lived and worked in Sonoma, California for nearly two years, I drove past this winery everyday. Culturally, it is on the tip of the tongue of all the affluent and elite wine drinking locals. Why? Because it’s fantastic.

A phenomenal example of California Chardonnay without being overly robust and hard to handle. It’s got the Chardonnay qualities of pear and ripe yellow apple with a touch of stone fruit and tropical notes, but what makes it great – and a standout in my mind – is that it only hints at the stereotype. The stereotype being . . . butter. This is a much leaner wine than its counterparts. As a result, you have a very well balanced Chardonnay that is much more food friendly and crowd pleasing than many others.

Pair with lobster, cod poached in chardonnay and butter, roast chicken or a creamy pasta sauce. Remember, red with red and white with light. I stand by that general pairing philosophy until you’re brave enough to mix it up a bit!

– David, The Goat Sommelier

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