Cakebread 2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

Vintage: Just in time for the Calgary edition of the California Wine Fair comes this fantastic bottle from Cakebread Cellars. Bursting with aromas of fresh apple, honey, ginger, and vanilla-the palate is big with creamy oak and vanilla characters with tart green apple and lemon fruits. Sort of a “classic” American style of chardonnay, it’s big yes, but very well balanced. Drink or cellar-you won’t be disappointed with either choice.

Food Pairings: Food wise, chicken in creamy sauces, arctic char, or even creamy risottos would work very well.

Price: About $55-57 or so. CSPC +191437

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