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2010 Cultivate Dream Walking Chardonnay
February 28, 2014 - Norman Bentley
We decided to follow a dream the other night and pair up a traditional French dish with a distinctly different American wine. The French fare was Coq au vin, and the wine was the 2010 Cultivate Dream Walking Chardonnay from California, with the result being heavenly.
Cultivate is operated by Ali and Charles Banks, who achieved fame as the owners of Screaming Eagle. Cultivate Wines is an attempt to give a little back, by contributing ten cents on the dollar to charitable endeavors to replenish the health of Mother Earth.
The Dream Walking Chardonnay opens up with a blast to the senses, featuring the combined aromas of a bouquet of fresh flowers, and a bowl of orchard fresh fruit. The flavors showcase green apples, with a touch of pineapple, and a slight gentle presence of citrus. The finish is clean, and contains a hint of vanilla. The alcohol content is 14.1%.
This Dream Walking Chardonnay was excellent with our wine and garlic soaked chicken, and would make a good companion for most fish and fowl fare. Norm's score is 88.
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