From a small winery over in Michigan’s Thumb (the southeast, but north of Detroit) that I visited last year. I’m having this with mushroom risotto and mixed sauteed greens from my garden – I expect the steeliness of the wine will complement the turkey stock and the spiciness of the greens well.
Blue Water Unoaked Chardonnay (2013) Michigan – $16
Color: pale lemon-yellow.
Aroma: pear, lemon, asian pear, and jasmine. Classic unoaked character on the nose.
Taste: big mouthful of pear and asian pear, quite lovely. Not as sharp as a Sauvignon Blanc, but definitely crisp and this begs for food. The finish is really long and lush.
With the rice and greens this shines as well – I’d pair this with goat cheese, veal, pasta with cream sauces, or simple roast chicken.
Highly recommended, and a steal at $16.