Divas Uncorked Chardonnay 2005
Divas Uncorked is ten "sisters who sip." Their Chardonnay, bottled "uncorked" – with an au courant screwcap, is bright and zesty. It's an ideal match for sauteed or lightly grilled seafood, vegetables prepared al dente, chicken dishes, and fresh-spicy Thai cuisine.
Mendocino Wine Company is the winemaking partner for Divas Uncorked. The Mendocino Wine Company credo is "Sustaining What's Best–Creating What's Next." This company's commitment to environmental and community sustainability, including support for the local Hispanic community with activities to benefit Nuestra Casa and the Mendocino Winegrowers Foundation agricultural worker scholarship fund, make them the ideal partner for Divas Uncorked.
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.