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Featured Recipe Pairing
Sea Bass Poached with Tomatoes and Pesto
It may sound extravagant, but poaching fish fillets slowly in olive
oil is an excellent way to ensure you don’t overcook the fish. Don’t
worry about oiliness either. The flesh, which cooks to a toothsome
tenderness, is infused with the flavor of the oil but does not absorb
Located on Northern California’s Highway
29, Alpha Omega’s winery and tasting room
occupies a prime spot between two of Napa’s
biggest names: Beaulieu Vineyard and Franciscan
Estate. Two wine veterans with long
histories in both Napa and the Central Coast
created Alpha Omega (“AO”) in 2006 to make
outstanding small-lot wines. While the owners
were fortunate to purchase 12 acres on
the Rutherford plot that contains the winery,
they also source fruit from other appellations.
This Chardonnay has its origins in Hudson
Vineyard of Carneros, Caldwell Vineyard of the
Coombsville subregion, and Los Olivos Ranch
of Jameson Canyon. Each of these subzones is
in Napa’s cool southern end, close to the chilling
influence of San Pablo Bay, which keeps
the wine racy and taut. The wine is made by
Jean Hoefliger, a Swiss who worked around
the world and trained in Bordeaux before landing
in Napa. He’s assisted by world-famous
“flying winemaker” Michel Rolland.
A swirl of the glass releases aromas of white peach, pear skin and citrus blossom.
In the mouth, expect flavors of red apple, pear and lemongrass.
Serve the Alpha Omega Chardonnay with luxurious mild-flavored dishes based
on shellfish, flaky white fish or poultry. Rich starches like egg pasta, Arborio
rice or puff pastry will also work well. Complement the dish with fresh herbs,
mild vegetables and citrus zest for lovely counterpoints. For matches, try Halibut
Steaks with Citrus, Watercress and Black Olives or Saut.ed Scallops with
Lemon Beurre Blanc; find the recipes at williams-sonoma.com.
Serve chilled: refrigerate the bottle for 30 minutes before serving.
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