Chardonnay is the most popular varietal in the U.S., and some of the best Chardonnay is sourced in California. Grapes for The Show Chardonnay hail from the acclaimed sonoma and monterey appellations in northern California. Both regions bring lively flavors of honey, citrus, and stone fruit with a bouquet of pear and apple to the wine. Once harvested, the juice is fermented in new French oak barrels, which adds complexity and helps to develop the rich fruit flavors.
The Show Chardonnay is refined and fruit forward with a hint of vanilla oak to round out the palate. The wine has light buttery notes from partial malolactic fermentation and crisp, balancing acidity. For a perfect pairing, serve this wine with poached salmon or pan seared scallops.
TA: 0.67 g/100ml
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.