Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Nia Chardonnay California 2016
This Nia Chardonnay is just a joy to drink as it offers rich and complex flavors while never being heavy or fat on the palate. The grapes are primarily sourced from California's Monterey County. The coastal influence are evident as this Chardonnay is so vibrant with fresh acidity and its subtle use of 5% Viognier simply adds to the aromatics. The Nia Chardonnay sees just six months in seasoned (formerly used) French oak barrels that impart a subtle hint of oak without trampling on the complex tropical fruit flavors. The wine is made by Ed Killian, a veteran California winemaker with more than three decades at his craft. Buy this one by the case.
Nia translates as intention or will in a number of languages. The mission of Nia wines is to offer complex value-minded wines. The wines are crafted by Ed Killian, a veteran California winemaker with over 30 years of experience. Killian has been the lead winemaker at Chateau Souverain since 1995. Nia's creator, Phil Laramore, sources fruit from California's great wine appellations. At the moment Nia offers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon all selling for just under $10 a bottle. These are ideal house wines and everyone's "Tuesday night " wine. Buy the Nia wines by the case.
Bright, pale straw color. The nose is moderately intense offering bright scents of lychee and citrus zest with supporting notes of pineapple and lime. The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of passion fruit and vibrant citrus accents with hints of oak. The finish is crisp with trailing tropical notes. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture and nimble weight.
How to Serve
The Nia Chardonnay is the ideal aperitif working with without food or with light appetizers.
Price: $ 9.99
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