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2013 Ferrai-Carono Chardonnay

April 23, 2015 - Norman Bentley

Best dinner in paradise so far, consisted of steamed Pine Island clams, shrimp, and fried calamari. with a bottle of 2013 Ferrai-Carono Chardonnay at Red's Fresh Seafood. The "Chardonnay Queen" loves Pine Island Clams, and she loved the Ferrai-Carono Chardonnay which we enjoyed along with the clams.

The aroma bursts out of the glass and grabs you by the nose with the scents of apple and honeydew. The flavor is complex, and yet simple, with the basic components of Chardonnay, which explode with apple and pear, with a little peach and a mild citrus breeze. The balance is almost perfection, as the wine finishes with bold fruit and good acidity in a harmonious union of pleasure leading to a crisp and clean ending, which begs for another sip! The wine is 100% Chardonnay from Sonoma, with an alcohol content of 14.2%. Norm's score is 91.

Great with Pine Island clams, and shrimp, this Chardonnay would stand well with any seafood dish, and would also make an excellent companion for an array of cold salads to match against a hot summer evening. My choice would be grilled chicken salad with Roquefort dressing.

score: 91

price: $16 - $21


p.s. Best breakfast in Matlacha is the Weekend Brunch at the Blue Dog Bar and Grill (Crabcake Eggs Benedict)

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