Shadow Point Chardonnay, Central Coast
This is a modern Californian Chardonnay, on the nose there is an appealing salinity over toasted hazelnut aromas. The palate has a stone fruit and structure that gives to the wine a gentle minerality. After careful selection, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and 20% of the blend is then aged for 6 months in new and used French oak.
Ideal with buttery chicken, pork tenderloin or a mushroom stroganoff.
The grapes come from vineyards in Monterey, California’s Central Coast region and sit next to a chain of hills which separate the vineyards from the Pacific coast. The name Shadow Point relates to the shadows which form over the vineyard as the setting sun falls in the west, behind the neighbouring hills.
Boutinot Wines is one of the leading UK-based distributors of quality wines from around the world. Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing our offering from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material and site-specific fruit. The current range of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California to which Samantha Bailey brings her esteemed palate and decades experience to hone these elements into the brightest wines of The Sunshine State.