|Right now, I’m diving into the tastes and textures of summer cooking, and Carmel Road Chardonnay proves a mighty companion. The wine’s fresh fruit notes and balanced acidity make it a delightful match for poached salmon with asparagus, or even seared scallops over soba noodles and sautéed shitake mushrooms — the earthiness of the soba highlights the wine’s soft mineral finish. Perhaps my favorite dish to enjoy this delicious Chardonnay with, though, are vegetables from the farmers’ market (carrots and ramps, maybe — but get the ramps before they disappear!) grilled and served with roast chicken and a white bean salad that’s been dressed simply in lemon juice, olive oil and fresh herbs.
~ William, 67Wine Buyer