Carneros is perhaps best known for its Chardonnay, characterized by rich fruit flavors of apple, pear and pineapple, with a crisp acidity. Harvested from our estate vineyards in the esteemed Carneros appellation, our Carneros Estate Chardonnay is beautifully balanced. Tropical fruit flavors are integrated with almond and spicy oak nuances. Flavors of ripe yellow apples open up to coconut, pineapple and banana with a lingering nutty finish.
The full-bodied flavors of this Chardonnay make it a wonderful accompaniment to many different types of cuisine. Try it with grilled swordfish, rosemary-lemon chicken, seafood salads, pasta Alfredo, spinach quiche or butternut squash soup.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Creamy nose of pear tart, tropical fruit and toasty oakiness; on the palate, there?s more lemon and high acid citrus, with gripping tannins and potent eucalyptus balsamic notes. An assertive mouthful. (May 2012)