The 2019 L’ Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown on the cool slopes along side of our Les Pavots Bordeaux red varietals. L’Après-Midi translates from French to “the afternoon.” A wine delicious and easy enough to drink anytime-for example, the afternoon. Sir Peter is fond of pointing out that it is always the afternoon somewhere in the world.
This Pinot Noir makes an ideal companion to my Chicken Tinga taco recipe. Chicken Tinga is a Mexican dish from Puebla made from shredded chicken cooked in a smoky tomato sauce. Because of the rich spices used in this dish like cumin, tomatoes and chipotle peppers, you want to make sure you choose a wine that is medium bodied, dry, oaked with high acidity to balance out the flavors.
The Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay is 100% estate sourced Chardonnay from Santa Barbara. It's aged 7 months in 76% French oak, 28% new, with the balance in American oak. This Chardonnay is sur lie aged with lees stirred twice monthly to integrate the fruit and oak, and lend a creamy mouthfeel to balance the wine’s bright minerality.