Molnar Family Chardonnay Poseidon's Vineyard 2014
This is a great value for a small batch, estate grown Carneros Chardonnay, a region in between Napa Valley and Sonoma County that makes exceptional wine from this grape. Aromas burst with apples, lemons, tropical fruits, cream soda, and vanilla, complemented by a hint of minerality. The palate is rich and full with honeydew melon and cr?me brulee, balanced by refreshing acidity.
Poseidon Vineyard was planted by the Molnar family in 1973, in the cool foggy region of Carneros. The San Francisco Bay, where the wind and cool weather tempers the California sun, influences the climate at this vineyard. This preserves acidity and freshness in the wine, extending ripening time to allow full flavors to develop. The Molnar family ages their wine exclusively in Hungarian oak, and sources their barrels from the famed cooperages of Tokaj.
This Chardonnay pairs nicely with roasted chicken, fatty fish like salmon or black cod, and fish or chicken that has been cooked in a butter sauce.