Vanderpump Chardonnay 2018
Brilliant straw color. Lemon and citrus lined with floral notes and hints of brioche and toast. Bright and crisp with perfectly balanced acidity and minerality, followed by an elegant refreshing finish.
Pairs well with seafood, cream sauces, roasted chicken, white fish and zesty vegetable dishes.
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Light gold color; smooth, elegant, and restrained, with notes of citrus, pear, and toast. From Lisa Vanderpump and family, it’s a bonus for Bravo watchers.
Many decades in the hospitality industry worldwide have cultivated the Vanderpump family’s love for outstanding wine. Lisa and family are delighted to introduce Vanderpump Wines to you, including a special selection of Côtes de Provence Rosé, Sonoma Coast Estate Chardonnay and Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rosé became a passion of the Vanderpump family after living in the South of France for many years. The family’s affinity for the classic Provence style inspired them to create their very own. In 2017 they decided to launch Vanderpump Rosé, a fresh and bright wine from sun-drenched Côtes de Provence region.
The Vanderpump family has deep roots in California: it is where they call home, where their businesses thrive, and where they focus their philanthropic efforts. The Vanderpump family is excited to introduce these two elegant and delicious wines: Vanderpump Sonoma Coast Estate Chardonnay and Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. In collaboration with renowned Winemaker Tom Hinde, these wines continue a tradition of excellence in Sonoma, and combine the Vanderpump family’s love of the traditional Old World style with the incredible bounty that California has to offer.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.