Wine of the Week
Noble Vines Winery began with the idea to present wines made from the "Noble" grape varieties and their clones vines. Cloning is a way to ensure specific qualities are passed down from one vine to another, berry set, disease resistance, hardiness to weather, are some of the qualities wine growers want to be able to continue throughout their vineyards. The Chardonnay Clone 4 can trace it's genetics from France and the work done by Wente and Martini vineyardists in the 50' and 60's. The grapes for this wine come the San Benarbe vineyard in Monterey called Block 46, hence the name 446. This Chardonnay is pale straw in color, with aromas of pineapples, mango and green apples. The palate is full-bodied and rich with tropical citrus, golden apple and stone fruit leading to a rich complex finish. Chardonnay is the most planted grape variety in California with nearly 93,500 acres under vine and over 600,000 tons crushed. Not bad, when you consider there was only 150 acres planted in 1960.
Great for Fall menus, you could pair with Crab Cakes with red pepper Remoulade, Dijon-Tarragon cream chicken, grilled vel chops with mushrooms, or since it's a "seasonal favorite" Pumpkin Ravioli.
PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
The above pairings are from the Cheers staff. Let one of our knowledgeable people help you with your selections and food pairings.