2020 A to Z Wineworks Chardonnay
The 2020 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay aromas evoke lemon zest, pineapple, spiced pear, quince paste, melon, fresh herbs, oyster shell and crushed rock. The wine has a distinct linearity and focus with evident lees contact. There is a nice texture to the palate which hints of plantain, ginger, lemongrass, celery, and dried pear. This exciting wine is bright and juicy, with energetic, phenolic tension holding the acidity throughout. The 2020 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay finishes with a lingering touch of minerality and just enough weight to tempt each additional sip.
Pairs well with
Fresh, vibrant, and lively foods that sparkle with acidity like Baja fish tacos or heavier foods that need a bit of a high note lift such as roasted monkfish and trout.
Butter-poached lobster or crab
Lighter preparations of poultry like chicken or Caesar salad
Niçoise Salad, seared tuna, tartare
Tomato, citrus, cream/ butter-based, fumés
Sautéed Sea Scallops with Steamed Bok Choy and Citrus Emulsion
1. In a small bowl, whisk together a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1/4 c of lemon juice, 1/4 c of orange juice, one cup of olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Chill.
2. Steam bok choy over boiling water until bright green, around 4 minutes.
3. Dry and season scallops. In a very hot, medium sauté pan add the scallops and heat for 2 minutes. Flip the scallops, turn off the heat, and allow to cook for 1 more minute. Remove from pan and allow scallops to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
*Next level: Add toasted sesame seeds to the bok choy and quickly sauté in a pat of butter just before serving.