Saturday, June 15, 2013

Passaggio 2012 New Generation Unoaked Chardonnay

Unoaked Chardonnay has become very popular in recent years especially those created by winemaker Cynthia Cosco owner/winemaker of Passaggio Wines . Known for their fruit forward characteristics these wines are very food friendly or conversational sippers whichever you prefer. "Follow Your Passion" Cindy's motto, can be witnessed each time you speak with her or taste wine at a pouring. She loves being a winemaker and believes something magical happens when you bring wine and friends together.

The grapes for Passaggio's Chardonnay are from the Lodi region of California. Tonight's wine aromas are ripe pear and pineapple, with hints of red apple. A nice lemon/lime citrus greets your nose as you continue to swirl. Crisp and refreshing!

In the mouth fresh honeydew melon, crisp pear, lemon and lime zest and a touch of minerality. As the wine warms more tropical fruit notes. One of the first unoaked chardonnay's in my cellar, each vintage continues to please my palate. I served the wine with baked chicken drizzled in olive oil and fresh italian herbs along with creamy rice pilaf. What a pairing! Cindy you nailed it again....exactly why I continue to drink your wines!

You can find Passaggio Wines online or stop by the Dogpatch Wine Works to get your personal tasting and meet the winemaker. Looking to join a great wine club then The Passionistas Wine Club is just for you. Save 20% on all wine everyday all year! Maybe the winemaker will even sign a bottle or 2!


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