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Treasure Island Wines – 2017 Russian River Valley – Sonoma, CA

Treasure Island Wines – 2017 Russian River Valley – Sonoma, CA

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 07:33 -- johnk

Chardonnay can be a bit of a chameleon. In making that statement it becomes clear that Chardonnays can be bright, crisp and lean, or big and buttery. This grape and the wines it produce can be so many different things yet the same grape and so susceptible to suggestion. So, if a winemaker goes for rich ripeness and lots of long bathing in oak, this agreeable grape goes along for the big and buttery ride so to speak but is just as agreeable to go the crisper and leaner too! Generally, the made in stainless steel and unoaked style is crisper and leaner and often depending on the soil of the vineyard of the fruit used you can detect a taste of stone, perhaps a flinty flavor along with some apple and melon.  

Jim Mirowski, winemaker, and owner of Treasure Island Wines has achieved with his 2017 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley a delightful crisper and leaner Chard. This Chardonnay was made in stainless steel fermenters with just a touch of oak.

Chardonnay can be a bit of a chameleon. In making that statement it becomes clear that Chardonnays can be bright, crisp and lean, or big and buttery. This grape and the wines it produce can be so many different things yet the same grape and so susceptible to suggestion. So, if a winemaker goes for rich ripeness and lots of long bathing in oak, this agreeable grape goes along for the big and buttery ride so to speak but is just as agreeable to go the crisper and leaner too! Generally, the made in stainless steel and unoaked style is crisper and leaner and often depending on the soil of the vineyard of the fruit used you can detect a taste of stone, perhaps a flinty flavor along with some apple and melon.  

Jim Mirowski, winemaker, and owner of Treasure Island Wines has achieved with his 2017 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley a delightful crisper and leaner Chard. This Chardonnay was made in stainless steel fermenters with just a touch of neutral oak. In the glass it is a crisp green apple that comes across your palate along with lemon, notes of pear and with just a hint of a mineral finish. So, when it comes to pairing with food, one Chardonnay will not become the one to fit all dishes you might select. Nevertheless, Chardonnay’s versatility can let you have the best of both worlds. Some suggestions for you consider with this Treasure Island wine are Bay Scallop Chowder, Fruited Curry Chicken Salad, Crab Cakes, Avocado and Tuna Tapas, Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken. Don’t forget Salmon in oh so 

In the glass it is a crisp green apple that comes across your palate along with lemon, notes of pear and with just a hint of a mineral finish. So, when it comes to pairing with food, one Chardonnay will not become the one to fit all dishes you might select. Nevertheless, Chardonnay’s versatility can let you have the best of both worlds. Some suggestions for you consider with this Treasure Island wine are Bay Scallop Chowder, Fruited Curry Chicken Salad, Crab Cakes, Avocado and Tuna Tapas, Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken. Don’t forget Salmon in oh so many ways, Grilled Marinated Shrimp, Fried or Grilled Chicken, Grilled Tarragon Mustard Chicken.