2017 Emblem Rodgers Creek Petaluma Gap Chardonnay

Sonoma County’s Petaluma Gap continues to set the bar high for Chardonnay, producing wines with remarkable freshness and clean varietal character. This example from a single vineyard, fermented in small French oak barrels, is expressive and vibrant, featuring flavors of fresh-cut Fuji apple, flint and vanilla. To sip this Chardonnay is to experience the cool winds and ample sunshine in which the grapes were grown.

Recipe Pairings

Herbed Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Red Onions

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

pear

apple

Butter

Butterscotch

Region

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States

Pairings

Butter-Poached Fish

Crab Cakes

Lobster

Did You Know?

Napoleon III demanded a classification of Bordeuax's best wines, which was completed in 1855, and was based solely on market prices for the wines at the time. The rankings have remained unchanged except for Château Mouton, which more than a century later successfully lobbied to be promoted from Second Growth to First Growth.