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Ask a Somm, Part 1: Chardonnay Flavors and Pairings

We enlisted the help of Emily Papach, one of only 230 Master Sommeliers on the planet, to answer questions about the flavor components of Chardonnay, as well as some of the delicious foods this wine compliments.

Chardonnay is one of the most diverse white wine grapes and the flavor spectrum can be broad, depending on where the grape was grown, weather conditions, and key decisions from the winemaker.

In this short video, Papach explains how the Chardonnay’s from Cambria are especially food-friendly due to the bright acidity and fruit flavor profile.

Click play for more insights on this versatile varietal, and a selection of recommended dishes to pair with Cambria Chardonnay.