Annual Bottling Party
by Beth Heiserman
by Beth Heiserman
Thanksgiving is around the corner and was creating my dinner menu with a wine list to match last night my dad. We were thinking what we wanted. Of course, turkey.
Two years, my Thanksgiving article included my Chardonnay gravy recipe that I always do with my turkey. Turkey and gravy were a match made in heaven, but when you add wine, its paradise! When enjoying turkey, you can have a glass of the 2015 Amber Chardonnay or 2010…
Just the other day somebody made that comment “ABC”. I haven’t heard that expression in quite a while. If you haven’t heard of before it stands for “anything but Chardonnay”. Traditionally I am one of those people who don’t really enjoy Chardonnay, but I absolutely adore our 2015 Amber Chardonnay. This is a white wine made for red wine drinkers. I am a red wine drinker. I enjoy red by far more than whites even though I do love having a glass…
There are different types of tannins; skin, seeds and from the barrels. They all have a different complexity. It is a naturally occurring polyphenol which is found in plants, seeds, wood and skins of a fruit like grapes. Tannins are usually from red wines unless the white wine was aged in a barrel or was a skin-contact white wine, like our 2015 Amber Chardonnay.
Skin tannins make you feel like you just had a bite of…
By Beth Heiserman
Six weeks ago, I wrote about “The First stage of a grape vine”. This week we are now starting the second stage in our Chardonnay grapes, which is called “flowering”. It can be anywhere from 40-60 and some varietals takes longer than the 60 days. The average daily temperature needs to be about 65 °F from bud break. Our Chardonnay has taken about 45 days to flower the last two years, from bud break. Our Syrah, Cabernet…
Our 2012 Estate Bottled Chardonnay
This un-oaked Chardonnay has luscious tropical aromas of orange blossom honey, grapefruit and pineapple. This wine has a crisp and refreshing mouth feel, medium body with some deep flavors and richness, and is definitely well balanced. Our Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation’s terroir truly shows its character with this wine.
Price $: 24.00
Our 2011 Chardonnay is light and easy to drink. It exhibits unique tropical aromas with an exotic taste of guava and grapefruit. This wine can pair well with an Ambrosia salad, oysters, or it can be paired with a spicy Caribbean fish. Its pleasantly fruity flavors and good balance provide a pleasurable lingering finish. This Chardonnay makes any day feel like an escape to your tropical paradise.