Weeknight Wines: Now That’s My Type of Chard!

It’s been a while since this Somm really took my Wine Wednesday seriously. I have been staring at this new 2011 Josh Cellars Chardonnay for about a week now, and became inspired when I found a Cornish Hen on sale at the supermarket. It was a match made in heaven, and I was going to make it happen!

IMG_1637The Josh Cellars Chardonnay is clean and bright with aromas of yellow apple, pineapple, and flowers like honeysuckle. This wine is what I would call “My favorite type of Chard”, because it is fruit forward, crisp, and beautiful on its own, but can be a total foodie wine too! While the hen was slowly roasting in a 375° degree oven, I sipped this wine with some nice Nordic cheeses.

The hen was fully roasted and the crispy skin made the wine seem creamier in a wonderful way.  Alongside the hen, were roasted garlic, onions, and fingerling potatoes. Cooking the hen for 1 hour was perfect, as it came out fully crisp on the outside, and juicy on the inside; perfect for this wine! IMG_1638

Josh Cellars can be purchased at many wine shops and for about $13.99/Bottle it is absolutely worth it. Perfect for that Weeknight White you crave!

Always Remember… Eat What You Like, & Drink What You Love!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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