‘7×7’ highlights the In Pursuit of Balance tasting
7X7 MAGAZINE recaps the In Pursuit of Balance tasting in San Francisco, and finds that California Chardonnay does not have to equal “butter bomb.” Here’s an excerpt from the article. Click on the link to view the full piece.
“There is no recipe for making a balanced wine. But if there were, the first and most important ingredient would be, of course, really good grapes — grapes that can only come from a good vineyard site. The panelists at IPOB seemed more concerned with emphasizing vineyard site (specifically, they prefer cool climates and well-established vines) than varietal character. “Chardonnay is one of the ultimate terroir grapes. It’s neutral…it shows off the site really well,” said Gavin Chanin the winemaker for Chanin Wine Company.”