Hungry Blond Napa Chardonnay and Fantesca Napa Cabernet for surf and turf dinner
Newlyweds Sean and Michelle joined us for an intimate dinner Linda prepared, serving lobster tails with cheese pasta and grilled tenderloin beef steaks. I pulled from our cellar two fun, special bottles of wine to commemorate the occasion, Hungry Blond Chardonnay and Fantesca Napa Cabernet.
This Hungry Blonde is the last bottle of several we special ordered last year. It was one of our favorite drinking everyday Chardonnays, a fun label to serve celebrating our two blonde daughters-in-law.
We discovered this wine from the winelist at Fiora Restaurant in Geneva during a lunch outing there last year during a pleasant summer afternoon outing. Interestingly, Sean now works out of an office nearby and walks past Fiora which lies between his office and the local trainstop on days he visits the office.
"We love the distinctive taste profile of this full bodied, forward fruit filled Chardonnay. Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com said of the the 2015 release of this wine, "There's 2000 cases of the 2015 Chardonnay Hungry Blonde, and it's one seriously good Chardonnay. It's the real deal and will keep for 5+ years. At 30 bucks it's a killer value." He gave it 94 points."
James Suckling gave the 2016 90 points. "A chardonnay with plenty of butter, apricot, flan and bread dough. There is good density to this and the acidity gives some form and clarity'"
Davis Estate Hungry Blonde Carneros Chardonnay 2016
|Fantesca Napa Valley, |
Spring Mtn Cabernet Sauvignon
Etched glass, painted bottle.
RM 91 points.
As always, this was the blockbuster hit of the evening, a great complement to grilled beef tenderloin steaks.