Even hardened wine professionals will tell you there’s no more picturesque a sight than the mountains hugging a wine region at dawn. We never take it for granted, and it’s the view over the Santa Lucia Range that we soaked in when we first tasted this vibrant Chardonnay from Monterey. Loaded with apple and citrus flavors interwoven with hints of baking spices, this is a beautifully textured white meant to be enjoyed with fish and seafood.
Recipe PairingsSimple Roast Chicken with Lemons
Monterey, Central Coast, California, United States
Winston Churchill, who drank a bottle of Champagne at lunch and at dinner (along with several whiskies and cognacs throughout the day), once said, "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."