The always-generous folks over at Cleavage Creek Cellars sent three different bottles of wine for our action, their 2005 Tracy Hills Cabernet Syrah, 2007 tray Hills Merlot-Shiraz, and 2009 Tracy Hills Reserve Chardonay, total retail value $54.00.
Knapp Winery & Vineyard contributed a mixed case, six bottles of Riesling and six of Chardonnay, retail value $180.00.
Eveningside Vineyard generously contributed a case of their 2008 unoaked Chardonnay, retail value $160.00.
This delightful Chard opened with rich aromas and flavors of apple and burnt butter, balanced with tart lemon grass. It undergoes 60% malolactic fermentation and spends 16 months in neutral barrels. Enjoy this rich, tart, wonderfully balanced Chardonnay with cornish game hen.
The nose is redolent of honeysuckle. The palate is tart apple and lemon cream, with a background of toast. The finish shows a bit of browned butter. This is clean and refreshing, with a good acid backbone. Drin...