Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Bread & Butter Chardonnay California 2015
Bread & Butter wines are rapidly becoming a household name delivering a duo of popular varietals (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) from California. Unlike many of the larger volume brands, Bread & Butter is made from grapes sourced from selected vineyards rather than a simple blend of bulk wines. The Chardonnay grapes are sourced from two California vineyards in Carneros and the Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey County. The wine went through malolactic fermentation resulting in a opulent texture. This wine was matured in both American and French oak casks. 91 points.
Fortunately there is always a select group of wine brands slugging it out for supremacy in the value category. Most often these wines are solid but many fail to excite the palate. Lately we have a real contender in the form of Bread & Butter Wines. Bread & Butter delivers bright wines with personality for the clever and friendly cost of $15 a bottle. At present they offer just Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their list of followers is growing as every wine lover is seeking the perfect Tuesday night wine. You have a new house wine.
Brilliant, light green/gold color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of butterscotch, lemon curd, and vanilla with supporting notes of blanched almonds. The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruit-driven core with accents of lychee, citrus, and mineral. The finish lingers with soft vanilla and butterscotch notes. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with an opulent texture.
How to Serve
Serve chilled and sip at will. Enjoy with nothing but a glass or pair with roasted fowl and pasta primavera.
Price: $ 15
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