WENTE MORNING FOG CHARDONNAY and HIGH VALLEY BARBERA
WENTE MORNING FOG CHARDONNAY, LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
98% Chardonnay, 2% Gewurztraminer (adds a hint of spice; a wine worth trying on its own); Livermore Valley is located to the west of San Francisco Bay; Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay is, perhaps, its most popular white wine; 50% fermented and stored in oak, which gives it a creamy mouthfeel and vanilla flavor, and 50% in stainless steel vats, which preserves fresh fruit flavors; it exhibits aromas and flavors of melon, apple, and pear, with a hint of minerality. TASTE AND SEE!
HIGH VALLEY BARBERA, CALIFORNIA
A new grape to you, perhaps, but worth the try; the Barbera grape is grown extensively in the Piedmont area of Northern Italy; the United States is the second largest grower; it is light- to medium-bodied, with deep color, low tannins, and high acidity, exhibiting aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, tobacco, cedar, dark chocolate, with hints of nuts. May be used as one would a Chianti. TASTE AND SEE!