Aromas of poached pear, caramel apple,
spice and a hint of blossoms precede a
mouthful of bright fruit, reminiscent of
a fresh Gala apple. The refined flavors
of this crisp Chardonnay end with a
gracefully lingering finish of cream
and butter nuances.
Food Pairings: Green Chile
Cioppino, Dungeness Crab
Cakes with Roasted Red
Pepper-Black Olive Relish
and Basil Aioli, Nicoise Salad
with Grilled Spice Rubbed
"Light in texture, playing caramel and tobacco flavors against lime and green apple fruit, mingling effectively on the lively finish."
"This mid-level Chardonnay from Columbia Crest has a broad fan base, and is a popular by-the-glass pour. It is soft and plush, the fruit seems to float on a bed of puffy toast. Buttered apples, pastry and a finishing smack of green apple acidity leave you wanting the next sip.