Reviews & Recognition

What to Drink Now: Chardonnay for Mother's Day

By Hayley Hamilton Cogill, D Magazine, May 2015

Mother’s Day is this weekend and the perfect wine to celebrate mom with is chardonnay. This refreshing wine continues to be the favorite white varietal in America. Here are a few that are sure to please, a few selections were sent for editorial consideration...

Elegant, textured and beautifully balanced, since its first vintage in 1989, Pahlmeyer Chardonnay has proven that Napa Valley is the ideal place to grow not only Cabernet Sauvignon, but also Chardonnay. Where most Chardonnay in Napa Valley comes from cool climate Carneros, Pahlmeyer comes from high elevation (about 1800 feet) Atlas Peak Vineyard and Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch. The vineyards meld both direct daytime sunlight with cool temperatures at night and constant breezes, to ripen and concentrate the fruit while maintaining acidity, the goal for every quality Chardonnay. Ripe melon, white flowers and citrus lead to juicy golden apple and dried peach, toasted almond and spice.