Hendry Ranch, Chardonnay "Unoaked", Napa Valley, California 2019
GOLDEN TREE FRUIT AND LEMON, BRIGHT & BALANCED
Hailing from just north of Carneros, where Burgundian varieties often reach their Californian zeniths, this Chardonnay sans oak from particle accelerator mad genius George Hendry and Co. displays a classical combination of round, ripe orchard fruit and angular undercurrents of gentle citrus. If you’re wary of butter and oak, prepare to jettison your illusions – it doesn’t take a supercollider to coax out the beauty of unadorned Chardonnay.
Serving Suggestions: Roasted Monkfish with Sauce Americaine, Bay Scallops with Salsify Puree and Peas, Robiolla grilled cheese on sourdough with arugula & crimini