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Passaggio Wines 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay

Passaggio Wines

2016 Unoaked Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Carneros, Sonoma, CA


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With the purchase of Passaggio's 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay by the case (12 bottles), Winemaker Cindy Cosco has offered to swap the 12th bottle out for her 2014 Merlot, Blau Vineyard, Knights Valley, Sonoma ($55 retail)!
Tasting Notes:

Summertime in a glass! A glistening pale, straw yellow in color, this quaffable Chardonnay is far from the rich, oaky style for which California is known. Fresh, fruit-driven aromatics jump from the glass. Tart apple, peach and fresh citrus are prominent, with lush, tropical pineapple notes as the wine opens. Go a bit deeper and you’ll find a pleasant minerality and subtle honey aromas. Medium in body, this refined wine is well-balanced on the palate, with a beautiful, lingering finish.

Tasting notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels' Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Namesake Vineyards, Carneros, Sonoma, CA (just below Gloria Ferrer)
  • Production
    80 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink over the next 1-5 years

Cindy Cosco

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel
  • Fruit sourced from single vineyard, Namesake Vineyards
Food Pairing Suggestions:
While Chardonnay is quite adaptable to the introduction of oak, the grape really gets to show off its natural fruit flavors when fermented and aged solely in stainless steel - like the Passaggio Wines 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay. Try this fresh, fruit driven wine with light dishes like linguini, clams and shrimp scampi. First courses including salads, antipasto and seafood dishes are also great pairings. Give it a whirl with Mediterranean cuisines and even sushi. In the mood for cheese? Go soft to medium-hard in style.
About the Winery
Passaggio Wines Cynthia Cosco founded Passaggio Wines in 2007. Her connection to the grape goes back generations to Old World Italian winemakers. As a child, she watched her grandfather make wine in the basement and wine was a part of every meal growing up in her Italian family. Learn more