2016 Retrouver Dry Creek Chardonnay

Barrel-fermented in neutral oak for nine months, this Chardonnay features the best of both worlds: a richer mouthfeel and fresh energy on the palate. Sourced from a prized vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, it exhibits telltale signs of its origins, with ripe lemon and hints of tropical fruit flavors from start to finish. Pair this vibrant expression of the variety with dishes that have similarly high-toned citrus nuances for a combination that’s sure to please.

Recipe Pairings

Braised Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemons

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

lemon

pineapple

tropical fruit

Region

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States

Pairings

Butter-Poached Fish

Fish

Crab Cakes

Did You Know?

Cabernet Sauvingon, considered one of the world's most noble and popular grapes, is actually a genetic cross of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc that likely occured by accident in the 17th century. DNA tests confirmed the variety's origins in 1996.