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Winner, Winner … Frank Family Vineyards 2018 Carneros Chardonnay and Grilled Salmon Dinner!

Hello Friends, 
The beautiful weather this past weekend saw me outside grilling ancho chili-paprika rubbed salmon filets—a simple, yet satisfying dish that begs for a bottle of wine. With a richly flavored, fatty fish like salmon, some of my go-to pairing partners are Pinot Noir, cru Beaujolais, Tavel (rosé), Blanc de Blanc (Champagne or sparkling wine made solely from Chardonnay grapes), Viognier, and Chardonnay. For this dish, I chose the latter. What I was looking for was a fuller-bodied Chardonnay with some richness, integrated oak influence, and an unrelenting streak of fresh acidity to balance the meal and provide brightness. Frank Family Vineyards’ 2018 Carneros Chardonnay fit the bill perfectly.  

For the record, I hear about Franks Family Vineyards’ Chardonnay quite a bit. Chardonnay is my mother’s favorite wine, and Frank Family is (very) easily in her top three producers. Frank Family Vineyards does several good things with Chardonnay, including a Blanc de Blanc, late harvest…

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