Starkey’s Court Chardonnay 2008

Starkey’s Court, Carneros, Green Acres Vineyard, Chardonnay 2008 This is a luscious style of Chardonnay, sporting the scent of toffee and muffins spiked with brown spices and orange.  On the palate, the richness is in full force, with a sense of caramel gliding over silkiness – quite yummy.

There’s a nice thread of acidity driving the length of this wine. I’m pairing this with the seafood terrine I made earlier this week. In this incarnation, the terrine is warm and graced with a dollop of melting butter. The pairing is perfect, marrying the richness of the wine with the large chunks of shrimp in the terrine that are now dripping with butter.

While I’ve managed a variety of new computers and their incumbent challenges today, this experience of wine and food reminds me that life is actually pretty good.

Winemaker John Hazlewood. He has been producing a number of delicious wines and its good to see the recognition coming in with big awards from the Chronicle and the Harvest Fair. Produced and bottled by the team at J. Keverson Wines in Geyserville 14.9% $25 at the winery, a media sample Keverson

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He teaches and writes about wine and the business of wine and makes his home in Sonoma County.
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2 Responses to Starkey’s Court Chardonnay 2008

  1. John Hazlewood says:

    Ray,
    Thank you for such a nice review of our wine. We have a great respose from our customers at the tasting room from this wine.

  2. Ray says:

    Hi John,

    It was also great to connect with you at the Harvest Fair. I’m very happy for all of your success! Best, Ray

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