Reata Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)
The name Reata comes from the Spanish word for “lariat.” Hand-braided and buried in earth to cure, each rope — like the wine — is individual to its maker, and to the land it was born out of.
The warm, buttery straw color is inviting to the eye, and the nose shows toasted French oak and traditional Bosc pear, red apple and cinnamon. Rich, savory flavors of toasted hazelnut with balanced acidity lifts oak off the palate and keeps you wanting more.
This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay impresses with its great balance and complexity. It has a nice butterscotch component without the all-too-common flabbiness, making food pairing easy. Tuna tartare, clam chowder and steamed Sea Bass are all excellent complements for this Chardonnay.