This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

First Press Chardonnay 2019

The holiday season is the time to bring out our most delicious wines to pour for friends and family – and ourselves! The last year has not been easy and we have definitely earned something a little extra, so this week we’re pouring First Press Napa Valley Chardonnay and buying a few bottles for future holiday dinners. This Chard is ready to match the spread on your holiday table and it’s sure to impress those with whom we share it. They deserve it and so do we!

Tasting Notes: First Press Chardonnay opens with delicate aromas to match the full flavours of lemon, grilled pineapple, apple and creamy vanilla notes. Bright acidity balances the rich fruit as sweet oak spices linger through the finish.

Enjoy With: Seafood appetizers like shrimp or crab cakes, roast turkey or chicken, scalloped potatoes, risotto and creamy cheeses.

Style: A dry, rich, full-bodied white wine.

Terroir/Region: First Press Chardonnay comes from the legendary Napa Valley, an area with a special balance of morning fog and afternoon sun which builds concentration and intensity in grapes while keeping fresh acidity in the resulting wines. This balance between concentration and freshness has become one of the Napa trademarks in both its red and white wines, helping them win fans the world over.

Producer: First Press Chardonnay is made by the Indelicato family of Delicato Family Vineyards. Over 100 years ago, Gaspare Indelicato planted vines in Lodi, California as it reminded him of his native Sicily. Today, the fourth generation of the Indelicato family is working with its parents, aunts and uncles to continue the tradition of quality-driven, family-made wine started by its great grandfather.

Availability: First Press Chardonnay 2019 will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering on December 11, but some stores already have it on shelf. First Press makes a great gift for the Chardonnay lover on your list, so you may want to pick up an extra bottle!

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Price: $26.95

LCBO #: 199810

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.