2021 A to Z Wineworks Chardonnay
The 2021 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay leads with an air of tropical sweetness. Other aromas emerge as the wine opens: apple, lemongrass, cut hay, honey, flint and mint. The compelling palate has apple, linalool, and citric notes with a round, ripe, mid-palate fullness typical of Oregon chardonnay and a mouthfeel that is smooth yet zippy on the sides and tangy on the finish. The moderate alcohol and restrained acidity make for a fresh, crisp wine with a savory pear and apple finish. The 2021 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay is an exciting sipper for any occasion.
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.