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A-Moment-In-Wine-Show-430-Old Train Depot Chardonnay California 2016
Today we are travelling to Sonoma California and tasting the 2016 Old Train Depot Chardonnay.

Chardonnay has gotten a bad rap as being over-oaked and sweet vanilla pudding taste rather than the minerality and lean Chardonnay from Burgundy.  I think there’s still a place for this wine from California.

In the glass, the color is pretty and light-colored like golden straw-colored with little to no residual on the glass, indicating low alcohol.  There’s a nice nose of green apples, ripe pears and a soft lemon pudding.

In the mouth, the taste is of very ripe pears and lemon-pudding.  There a pleasant minerality from the oak barrels with vanilla flavors and crème brulee.  The finish is nicely balanced, light and clean acidity.

This wine will go excellently with sautéed scallops, caramelized, with angel hair pasta.

About Fred Tregaskis & Summit Wine Cellars

Fred Tregaskis first developed a passion for wine during his art school years, when he worked in the New York’s Hudson Valley vineyards. Years later, after working for a national wine magazine, he was given the opportunity to design and build a 28,000-bottle cellar for Lespinasse Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in New York—and in the process Summit Wine Cellars took root.

Tregaskis and Summit Wine Cellars have created dramatic custom wine cellars for clients throughout the world, from Maine to California, and Bangalore to Buenos Aries.

Tregaskis also writes about wine, conducts tastings and hosts a radio show on wine for NPR station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio based in Sharon Conn.

To learn more about Summit Wine Cellars, LLC and the wine cellar design process, contact Summit Wine Cellars by email at info@summit-cellars.com, or by phone at 203-916-1664. Make sure to see the Portfolio page for examples of Summit’s traditional and modern wine cellar design.