Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wine Wednesdays - Raphael 2013 Chardeaux

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
Price: $22
Would buy again: Yes

1 comment:

  1. "ABC" people plague my life - but I am determined to convert!! This one sounds delicious (as do your shrimp and tuna steaks!)



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