Chardonnay is the world’s most popular white wine grape and is celebrated each year on May 23 in what is now recognized as National Chardonnay Day. I’m not sure how National Chardonnay Day came into being, but any grape that is planted on over 400,000 acres worldwide and in more wine regions than any other grape, including Cabernet Sauvignon, certainly deserves it’s own day.
It wouldn’t be right to celebrate National Chardonnay Day without sipping on an excellent Chardonnay. So this year, I’ll be hoisting a glass (or two) of the inaugural vintage of William Hill Estate’s North Coast Chardonnay. This Chard offers aromas of ripe tree fruit, underscored by hints of brown spice, citrus and tropical fruit. Grown mostly in Sonoma and Mendocino, with a touch of fruit from Napa, this well-integrated wine has excellent acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. I plan on pairing it with some grilled seafood! Happy Chardonnay Day y’all! Cheers!
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Suggested Retail Price: $14
How will you be celebrating National Chardonnay Day?
Disclosure: I’m not a sommelier or even a wine snob. I’m just a regular guy who loves wine. I frequently participate in food and wine chats on Twitter where I share what I like and I learn from others what they like. From time to time winemakers and marketers will send me a bottle of wine to review. If I like it, I’ll tweet about it and possibly even write a blog post about it. If I don’t, you’ll never see it mentioned. I am not paid to review wines. The wine I am sent is my only compensation.