I was just sitting with Kevin talking about this week’s wine tasting, and he was lamenting that people either damn Chardonnay with faint praise or outright ignore it these days. Trends are what they are, and Chardonnay isn’t the wine of the moment at this moment, but as it turns out, they can be quite delicious. This week, with the hundred degree weather finally upon us, Kevin will be opening up four Chardonnays who actually offer up balance- some have fruit, some have oak, some even have butter to them, but they all finish with crisp freshness worthy of a Tucson summer. If you’d like to taste them, you’ll have the opportunity this Saturday, June 4, at 2:00. Make a reservation by calling 326-9363, as web and email reservations will not hold a seat for you. The tasting is $10 plus tax and tip, and a couple of nibbles will be provided.
2015 Stoller “Family Estates” Chardonnay, Dundee Hills
2014 William Fevre “Champs Royeaux” Chablis
2014 Calera Chardonnay, Central Coast
2013 Stemmler Chardonnay, Carneros