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2009 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Vintage

Winemaker's Notes

A wine with a golden color and hue, it boasts a deep and elegant nose of ripe apple with buttery accents. The taste is fleshy with vibrant flavors of pears and hints of oak toast and cinnamon. Our chardonnay is well balanced, it has a soft silky mouth feel and a rich, long and lively finish.

Food Pairings & Recipes

Clams Oreganata



INGREDIENTS
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra- virgin olive oil
4 canned whole plum tomatoes, drained, seeded, and coarsely chopped
2 tbsp minced fresh oregano
3 lb very small (1 inch) hard-shelled clams such as Manila clams or cockles, scrubbed well
1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs
1 tsp finely grated fresh lemon zest

PREPARATION
cook garlic in oil in a deep 4-6 quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 min.
Stir in tomatoes and 1 tbsp oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes break down, 4 to 5 mins.
Season with pepper. Add clams, stirring well to coat, then cover pot tightly and increase heat to moderately high.
Cook, stirring once, until clams open, 5 to 7 mins.

While clams are cooking, toss together bread crumbs, zest, and remaining tablesppon oregano. Divide clams and pan juices among 8 shallow bowls, then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Serve immediately.

Reviews

Awards

2011 “91 Rating” Beverage Institute

13.5% alcohol

Bottle Price: $29.00Qty.
Case Price: $314.00Qty.
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