Join us for a tasting of discovery into Chardonnay with France's Joseph Drouhin, Sonoma's Gundlach Bundschu, and Monterrey’s Mer Soleil! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion with esteemed winery guests about the stylistic differences among Chardonnay as we taste three different styles: Crisp, Balanced, and Creamy.
- Ashley Bell, Director of Sales & Education, Joseph Drouhin
- Jeff Bundschu, President, Gundlach Bundschu
- Charlie Wagner, Winemaker, Mer Soleil, Conundrum, & Red Schooner by Caymus
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis
A dry and fruity wine, easy to drink. Its color is pale gold with greenish hues. Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus (lemon or grapefruit); small pleasant touches of fern or coriander are found as well. On the palate, dry and fruity, with mineral notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste.
- Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay
With a refreshing purity of what this varietal can achieve on Rhinefarm's 158-year old slice of Sonoma, the Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a perfect example of fruit, texture, and balance. Leading with our old vine-driven aromatics of white blossoms, fresh lemon curd, and a hint of oak, the lush, mouth-filling palate is framed by bright acidity and citrus zest with flavors of white peach, spiced green apple, and a harmoniously creamy yet minerally finish.
- Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay
The dramatic climate of the Highlands – located within Monterey County – allows Mer Soleil to create dramatic wines. Morning fog, bright sunshine, and gusting winds enable longer "hang time" for the grapes, resulting in wines of intense, complex character. With fresh, bright aromas and the taste of white peach, this wine has a vibrant acidity balanced by the lush flavors of fully ripe fruit.
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