Entwine Chardonnay 2009

Tasting Date: 8/3/2011

Varietal: Chardonnay 2009

Country: California

Tasting Date Price: $11.89

Alcohol Content: 13.0%

Vineyard Website: click here

Palate: Easy drinking with crisp fall fruit – think toast spread with homemade apple butter

Food Pairing: entwines with: cream sauces; goat cheese; grilled cheese sandwiches; potato chips; roast chicken; and shellfish. Perfect for: a casual night with friends.

Winery Notes: WINEMAKING TEAM Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente with Food Network Kitchen’s Chef Rob Bleifer and Wine Expert Rupa Bhattacharya

ORIGIN This Chardonnay is sustainably farmed and harvested from select Estate vineyards in California, whose topography, soils and climate provide optimal grape-growing conditions to develop ripe, round fruit flavors.

FERMENTATION The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was kept cold to ensure a slow process that retains the natural fruit flavors inherent in the grapes.

AGINGThe wine was aged 15 months in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

entwine is the coming together of two extraordinary things. It’s the coming together of perfectly balanced flavors. It’s the coming together of food and wine. And it’s the coming together of one of America’s oldest wineries and the most trusted name in food: Wente Vineyards and Food Network.

Using a shared passion for food and wine as our guide, we’ve created wines that are delicious on their own, yet also work with the flavors of food to make any meal more enjoyable. In developing these signature wines, Food Network’s culinary team worked hand in hand with Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente during the blending process to ensure that each wine had its own distinct personality and flavor.

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