Skyside Chardonnay 2018
Skyside selects the best grapes from the North Coast appellation to create a Chardonnay that is vibrant, subtle and delicate. Skyside Chardonnay 2018 shows beautiful aromas of honeysuckle, bright citrus notes of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange followed by aromas of apricot and white peach. The wine enters subtly, filling the mid-palate with peach and citrus fruit notes. These flavors linger as they weave together with subtle oak notes and elegant acidity to lengthen the finish.
This wine will pair well with a lot of dishes like Meyer lemon whole roasted chicken or oven baked salmon and warm winter salad with roasted squash and persimmon.
Skyside carries over 40 years of rich winemaking experience in the Napa Valley, imbued with California golden spirit. This heritage makes them true experts in identifying the best terroirs and gives them wings to source the highest quality grapes from all Northern California for their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend.
Driven by the ambition to expand horizons, encounter, share, enjoy and make memories, the goal is to produce a new collection of American wines of outstanding value, beyond their Californian home.
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.