Wine of the Week: Clambake Chardonnay

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!)

Clambake Chardonnay

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.

Clambake Chardonnay

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.

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Tags: California wine, chardonnay, Summer wine, wine, wine of the week, wine tasting, Wine Wednesday

  1. Michelle Lahey’s avatar

    I definitely need to try this. I typically steer away from chardonnays because I’m not a huge fan of their oaky flavor, but this sounds right up my alley!


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    this wine sounds like it will perfectly compliment all the foods I have been eating!


  3. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    This wine sounds perfect for sunny summer days. Love that chards are moving away from the heavy oak flavors….


  4. Penny’s avatar

    It’s really really good..full bodied and crisp.. No oak, yummy! I love it!
    Lots of mineral….perfect with my turkey burger.


  5. @beefbrisket’s avatar

    Thanks so much for the write up. You can read more about our wine here


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