There’s the Hollywood version of our California coast, and then there’s the real California coast.
The Hollywood coast is full of sunshine, palm trees, and women swimming in bikinis. Sure, that scene exists, but is it the best of what California has to offer?
That’s not the coast I know and love. The coastline I know is foggy and wild. The geography is unpredictable and it smells of sea spray and neighboring forests. It’s complex, sophisticated, and never ceases to impress me.
This wine is the real California coast.
It’s not dumbed down or oversimplified to appeal to the masses like those buttery, oaky Chardonnays you’ve tasted before. It’s cool climate Santa Cruz mountains done right - smooth at first and then increasingly lively and mineral with the evolution of each sip. Every taste offers complexity - preserved lemon, spearmint, fennel, almond, and that salty, earthy finish that I love so much. It’s a wine you could ponder, but that’s not what I recommend. As always, I say pop that cork, set the table, and settle in for a delicious evening.
Would pair beautifully with:
~ Slow roasted salmon with fennel, citrus, and chiles
~ Chicken fricassee with lemon and mustard sauce
~ Swordfish with crushed olives and oregano
~ Fish tacos
~ Mushroom pasta with goat cheese or mushroom and goat cheese bruschetta