Carmel Ridge Chardonnay
People who don't know better might say they don’t like Chardonnay, but as anyone who has a taste for top white burgundy or other premium New World Chardonnays will know, Chardonnay is absolutely spectacular with food!
Saying you’re not into Chardonnay is like saying you’re not into chicken. There’s good and there’s poor quality chicken, and you don’t decide how you feel about chicken after you've had a bad one! The same is true for a staple white wine like Chardonnay. This particular Chard is always a crowd pleaser, so you really can't go wrong when you open up a bottle of this Carmel Ridge!
Serve Chardonnay with mild buttery or creamy dishes. Pair Chardonnays with meaty fish like halibut, cod, and shellfish, as well as succulent lobster, shrimp, crab, and scallops. And you are always safe when you pair it with some simply seasoned poultry and pork dishes.
Pasta with a creamy sauce is also a winner -- especially if you add chicken. And if salads are more in your wheelhouse, adding ham to a fresh tossed salad, or grilled chicken to your Caesar salad can be an excellent pairing for lunch. And don't forget to include peaches, mangos, and macadamia nuts to your list, as well as mild curry‘s with buttery sauces.
This wine goes well with French brie and other cheeses made of goats milk, clothbound cheddars, and artisan cheeses that feature the consistency to Parmesan. Blue cheese and other ripe cheeses as well as fatty Italian meats go perfectly with this Chard.