A Summertime Favorite
Looking for your new favorite Chardonnay for the summertime? I have just the wine. Pavilion Crossing North Coast Chardonnay. This wine is perfectly balanced, lightly oaked (and I mean very lightly oaked), wonderfully silky mouthfeel with notes of apple, pear and vanilla. This is possibly one of the lightest California Chardonnays I have tried, while still maintaining complexity and depth. And with its price point at $15, this is one of the best values out there.
Pavilion will pair nicely with shrimp, fish and scallops as well as herb roasted chicken. Try a Key Lime beurre blanc over grilled shrimp or a spicy mango chutney over swordfish or Chilean seabass. If you are in the mood for chicken, stuff your whole roast chicken with rosemary, sage, garlic, lemons and plenty of butter.
Pavilion Crossing Chardonnay 2008 $15
You can find Pavilion Crossing Chardonnay at Decanted Wines 1410 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL or at http://www.decantedwines.com