I just got back from my last weekend out in Montauk; how did the summer go so fast?? For our last night of porch-side drinking, my housemate Ethan was sent on a mission to the wine store. Knowing my propensity for chardonnay, he picked up a blend from Northfork local, Raphael Vineyards.
The 2013 Chardeaux is a blend of 90% chardonnay and 10% sauvignon blanc. Aged in stainless steel, this interesting blend was crisp and clean. The chardonnay provides a foundation of fruity stone-fruit and round structure while the sauvignon blanc adds just a touch of minerality and a stoney-ness that complimented just perfectly; causing my porch-side drinking companions to proclaim their affection for a grape variety they never thought they could like! A chardonnay for those we like to refer to as ABC (anything but chardonnay) drinkers!
I paired the wine with a mixed grill of shrimp in lemon and thyme, fresh ahi tuna steaks, and grilled romaine. Summer perfection!
|The sunset view just can't be beat|
Stay tuned as I continue my quest to convince people they don't have to hate on chardonnay ;-)
Wine: 2013 Raphael Chardeaux
Purchased: Montauk Liquors
Would buy again: Yes