Sonoma & Russian River Valley, California, United States
Tinto Wine & Cheese and Blackbird Vineyards have come together on two great wines. The owners of Blackbird Vineyards, in Napa, John and Julia Hinshaw have become regular faces at Tinto's and when we approached them for a collaboration wine they were in. The wines, crafted by winemakers Aaron Pott and Kyle Mizuno, embody the most desirable characteristics of each vineyard they farm.
The 2018 Chardonnay vintage is comprised of vineyards that span two appellations: Sonoma Mountain and Russian River Valley. It offers aromas and flavors of peach, lemon, cantaloupe and toasted almonds. It is rich on the palate while maintaining bright freshness and acidity. The finish is long a lingering with ripe pear, citrus and toffee flavors.
Pair it With:
Enjoy with hearty pastas or roasted chicken dishes in the fall and winter months or grilled salmon with mango chutney in summer months.