Food Pairing Notes
The smooth, rounded character of the 2020 Chardonnay is made to be versatile with food. Suggested pairings include steamed lobster, oven-baked salmon, chicken with lemon butter, and grilled snapper with tropical fruit salsa.
The 2020 Chardonnay offers floral, tropical aromas of papaya and banana with hints of pear. A round, luscious texture fills the mouth with flavors of pineapple and honeydew melon, with trailing notes of fresh citrus and minerality. Sweet notes of vanilla spice linger on a soft, elegant finish.
The 2020 Chardonnay comes from blocks 22 and 37 at Margarita Vineyard. Block
37 occupies a northeast-facing flank of the vineyard, where the morning and afternoon temperatures are particularly cool. Here, brisk marine air settles after flowing through a mountain notch known as Trout Creek. These conditions provide our Chardonnay fruit with the long period necessary to nurture vivid varietal character. Block 22 unfolds along rocky alluvium soils and provides a fruit-forward core to the final blend. The surrounding mountain peaks act as a gateway for cool marine air, resulting in an extended growing season that yields fruit with uncommon depth and structure. The peaks are also testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils, ultimately fostering natural complexity in our wines.