Poco a Poco Mendocino County Chardonnay 2014MADE BY PORTER-BASS WINERY IN GUERNEVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Pop the cork on this energetic white and get a whiff of rich lemon and pineapple. You’ll find more ripe fruit flavors like green apple and melon, with a nice acidity that keeps this wine fresh, refreshing and not at all heavy.
Poco a poco, an imprint of Porter-Bass, is a musical direction similar to the “forte!” your middle school music teacher bellowed. This one means something done gradually – little by little. For these wines, Porter-Bass sources grapes from other state vineyards to, cluster by cluster, barrel by barrel, create an impressive expression of California terroir.
tip of the tongue
Chill this bottle at least two hours before drinking. We like to pair it with a whole chicken (stuffed with garlic and thyme!) and red potatoes roasted in butter. Each rich, starchy, meaty forkful will be nicely cut by this wine’s long, acidic finish.