Chardonnay, California, United States
Add the dessert flavors of this Chardonnay to dinner by pairing this rich, creamy wine with dishes such as smoked chicken with fettuccine alfredo or prosciutto-wrapped scallops. We're hungry just thinking about it.
Grapes from Sonoma County's Alexander Valley are the heart and soul of this bright Chardonnay with a rich and creamy texture. In 2006, we had a long, cool growing season which led to a late, drawn out harvest. Murphy Goode isn't complaining though—longer hang time intensified the flavor and development of the grapes. The wine's 23% stainless steel fermentation helps retain its fruit esters for flavors of baked apple, pear and peach, while its 77% oak fermentation lends characteristic flavors such as vanilla and nutmeg. The wine also underwent 12% malolactic fermentation to add texture and a broader mouthfeel. This is a bright and approachable wine that tastes like apple pie in a glass that's better than Mom's!