BRANDJ Vineyards & Winery
Generous and full 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay showcases the best of this classic Chardonnay growing region. The wine opens with concentrated, complex fruit notes of Anjou pear, golden delicious apple, mandarin orange, Meyer lemon and ripe tangerine. These bright fruit notes seamlessly bend with rich hints of crème brûlée, toasted hazelnut and Tahitian vanilla, giving the palate depth and contrast. Crisp acidity is carried throughout, structured with a kiss of toasted coconut and caramel toffee on the long, full finish.
Pair this exceptional chardonnay alongside chicken pot pie with celery root, roasted parsnips, rutabaga and turnips, or with a fire and ice ceviche. For a cheese pairing, try this with baked brie with persimmon chutney.