All That Jazz – Morning Fog

This wine was a media sample from Wine Twits

So many things in life pair really well with wine – a good book, good friends, good food, and good music.  One of my favorite styles of music to listen to while sipping wine is jazz.  The soulful saxophone or horn makes all the hassles of the day just disappear and the spirit takes on a renewed fervor with each sip of wine.  One of my favorite musical artists is  Kenny G and this particular song goes really well with anything, especially this 2010 Morning Fog Chardonnay from Wente Vineyards.

This year marks Wente Vineyard’s (named 2011 Winery of the year by Wine Enthusiast) 100th anniversary with Chardonnay, the top-selling varietal in the country.  Wente is the oldest winery in the US that has been continuously family owned for five (5) generations.  All of their fruit is estate grown.  A majority of the Chardonnay grown in California is from the Wente family Chardonnay clone, making them an integral part of the wine culture in the US, especially among Chardonnay drinkers.

2010 Morning Fog Chardonnay by Wente Vineyards was one of the wines I received a few weeks ago for the virtual wine tasting sponsored by Wine Twits.  Close your eyes as you taste this delectable Chardonnay and you can almost feel the morning fog from San Francisco Bay wrapping its arms around you.  Combine that with a little bit of Kenny G and you drift into another world.  This wine was fermented in both oak barrels and in stainless creating a balanced wine that is smooth on the palate with just a (slight) touch of cinnamon and the most refreshing finish, lingering just long enough on the palate to create a desire for another sip.

Varietal: Chardonnay       Alcohol: 13.5%       Price: $12.99

I recommend pairing this wine with Heirloom Tomato Salad: 

Side Note: A few years ago, Wente paired with Food Network to create a new wine, entwine. Entwine is the coming together of extraordinary things to include one of America’s oldest wineries and one of our most trusted names in food. Entwine is available in Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio and is a great wine for the price point.





4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wineno
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 21:26:40

    Music and wine, great combo


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