The aroma of this elegant organic wine, part of the Boisset Collection, features fresh red raspberries, tobacco leaf and chocolate. On the palate, its red fruits are bright and acidic, giving it a succulent appeal, and Zinfandel’s spice is exhibited as white pepper. Burgundian Jean-Charles Boisset likes that sinewy, elegant style, and winemaker Brian Maloney delivers it.
Vines on a northwest-facing hillside provide the fruit for this vinous and elegant chardonnay. Its lovely richness is powered as much by citrus fruit as it is by a pork-broth savor. Oak girds it with spice, but doesn't get in the way of the sleek texture and clean flavors. Pour this wine with lemony pan-roasted sea bass.
Charles Heintz farms this chardonnay on Green Valley's Goldridge soils. The vines ripened their fruit on the southwestern face of the ridge, building flavors of fresh citrus and orange oil into the wine's oak-enriched texture. It's a generous white to chill for grilled salmon with a soy-and-citrus glaze.
With its scents of orange blossoms and gardenias, this smells like a flower garden in June, earthy and floral underneath, layered with creamy vanilla notes and some relieving bitterness of oak tannins. It feels spicy and cool, built for a lemony roast chicken.