Just like the name, it is sunny and delightful, one of the best parts of summer. I simply love a clambake, especially one by the beach. Lobsters, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, and butter are, together with sunshine, the most perfect foods.
Just as clambakes cheerfully punctuate summer, so does the 2012 Clambake Chardonnay, from the Santa Lucia highlands.
This Chardonnay is not the California Chardonnay you may have come to expect (Though really, that has changed so much!)
This Chardonnay is bright and acidic, refreshing, fun, flirty, and perfect for pairing with food It definitely has a hint of richness and body, but there’s no overpowering oak or butterscotch in sight. Or taste.
I could drink this delicious wine with roasted clams and drawn butter, and it would go perfectly with some of my favorite summer dishes, like this Grilled Corn Salad. Summer wine, like summer food, should be fresh, tasty, and most of all help you make those relaxed memories you’ll hold on to long into the winter.