Celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Lake Tulloch was both traditional with Margaritas and non-traditional with some other additions. Those included Champagne, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
But yesterday a delightful wine was had while puttering around Lake Tulloch with it being 91 degrees! Opened up a 2019 3 Steves Reserve Chardonnay from Livermore, California. A light golden straw color on the eyes and light to medium viscosity. A mild bouquet on the nose, with white fruit and extremely soft citrus. On the palate, mild acidity and oak with an almost old world (non-buttery) taste in the mouth. It provides a mouthful sensation due to not being filtered or fined before bottling. The finish is extremely clean, crisp and creamy. Definitely a refreshing wine for our warm summer months while sitting on the patio or lake cruising with friends.
The food pairings on the boat included guacamole & chips, fresh tuna poke, shrimp, chicken salsa sliders, beef taco meat sliders, 7 layer bean dip and a lot more! The 3 Steve’s Chardonnay was a big hit with everyone.
For more on 3 Steve’s Winery and their wine offerings see a previous article at: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/01/08/3-steves-winery-winners-once-again/
Looking forward to more thirst quenching 3 Steve’s Chardonnay with the warm summer approaching.