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Hahn Estates Monterey Chardonnay

Hahn Estates Monterey Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: The wine starts with apricot, citrus, and hazelnut scented aromas. Packed with ultra-ripe flavors of pear, peach, and nectarine, the wine maintains a lush silky texture throughout that continues into an added dimension of fig and vanilla. A very firm core of acidity suspends the mouthwatering mineral finish for extra length. This is a robust Chardonnay that will pair with a substantial range of foods and satisfy the palates of most red wine drinkers. This is an excellent wine to pair with heavier fish like salmon or swordfish. The acid will help cut through the oils and the stone fruit character will enhance the rich flavors of the fish. I recommend a maple syrup/soy sauce marinade for the salmon and a mango salsa for the swordfish. Also, try with a super fresh pesto. I use 2 cups of basil leaves right out of the garden, ½ cup of California artisan olive oil, 3 (!!!) cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. of pine nuts, ½ cup freshly grated parmeggiano-reggiano, a pinch of salt and pepper, all in a food processor. Top either fresh linguini or spread over baked or sautéed boneless/skinless chicken breast or thighs. I prepare the above dishes on a weekly basis and can vouch for this wine pairing. Yum.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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