Is California the only American region producing great wine? In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar & Kitchen for the tasting and discussion of 25 different American wines NOT from California. On what was one of the hottest San Francisco days in recent memory (for those of you unfamiliar with the city, few places have air conditioning in San Francisco), Lisa, Bartholomew, and Pamela weathered the elements and tasted a variety of wines -sparklers, whites, reds, unique varietals, and sweet dessert wines- from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Oregon.
Theme: Underdog Wines. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from American producers found outside the state of California.
Wine: 2007 J. Scott Cellars Pinot Blanc $18
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Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Alcohol content: 13.5%
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This Chardonnay was produced with traditional Burgundian methods, utilizing substantial new French oak for barrel fermentation, then keeping the wine in contact with the yeast for the duration of barrel aging. Frequent stirring of these yeast lees, along with malo-lactic fermentation, helps soften the acidity as well as adding flavor and textural complexity. The rich fruit, toast, butterscotch qualities and creaminess of this wine have an affinity with lobster, crab,and butter/cream based sauces,as well as roast chicken and lemon sauces.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.