Saturday, February 04, 2012

Game Day Wine

A day of snacking and sipping...chile, cornbread, potato chips, spinach dip are all on the menu.  I'll be washing this healthy Superbowl Menu down with 2010 Cyprus Chardonnay, great acidity to cut through the fat and flavorful richness to mellow me out after a glass or two.  

I've got no skin in the game this year, but will be cheering on my hometown girl Kelly Clarkson who's singing our National Anthem, she's nervous about it.  So there's time to grab a few bottles of Cyprus if you live around San Francisco at K&L Wine Merchants, small production this year, so it's not widely available.  Cheers - Ali

2010 Cyprus Chardonnay

From one of the oldest vineyards in the Russian River AVA - vines are planted on the old AXR1 rootstock. It's not often I taste a California chardonnay that I enjoy this much! The wine has great acidity, lemon cream pie flavors with a pinch of minerality and finishes long and supple. 

100% barrel fermented on new and neutral French Oak. Fermentation was long and cool resulting in wines that did not go dry until January (Harvest date: Oct. 20th). Lees were stirred in barrel every two weeks until bottling to develop its rich mouth feel and layers of complexity.  100% French Oak, 40% new and aged on fermentation lees for 9 months. Produced by Brack Mountain Wine Company

Case production: 230   $20-24 a bottle

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