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CHARDONNAY

"How simple, delicious, and inviting can you make a chardonnay?"

- Dave Matthews on making a great white

About This Wine

TASTING NOTES

2014 Dreaming Tree Chardonnay is golden straw in color, with baked pear and peach flavors that jump out of the glass. Toasty and rich up front, finishing crisp and elegant. This well-balanced, medium-bodied wine is easy to enjoy and will bring a taste of California right to your home.

VINEYARD NOTES

The 2014 growing season was hot and dry, pushing harvest up to the earliest to date. Fortunately, nighttime temperatures still dipped into the 50s, which was great for maintaining the natural fruit acidity. September also cooled a little, providing much needed time to catch up on getting all of the grapes in. In October, the heat returned and ripened the fruit for the balance of harvest. Overall, this year delivered big fruit expression, great tannin development, and nice ripeness across all varietals.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Delicious with grilled seafood; goat cheese and mushroom pizza; herb-roasted chicken; or stone fruit, ricotta, and arugula salad.

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Recipes

Barley Salad with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Swiss Chard with Sherry Vinaigrette

Barley Salad with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Swiss Chard with Sherry Vinaigrette
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Chef Fiona whipped up a delicious dish full of wild and savory ingredients for the Camden tour stop. Paired with Dreaming Tree Chardonnay, the Barley Salad with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Swiss Chard with Sherry Vinaigrette made for the perfect meal before a great show.

Photos by Aaron Farrington

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Ingredients

Serves 4-6

1/2 lb. pearled barley
2 T extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. shiitake caps, thin sliced
1 bunch asparagus, 1/2 inch slice
5 stalks celery, small dice
1 bunch scallion, thin sliced
1 bunch Swiss chard, stalks removed, 1 inch slice
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, rough chopped
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, rough chopped

Sherry Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup sherry vinegar (can use red or white wine vinegar, or a combination of the two if sherry not available)
2 T whole grain Dijon mustard
1 T honey
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Whisk all ingredients together, set aside.

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- 1/2 lb. pearled barley
- 2 T + 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 8 oz. shiitake caps
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 5 stalks celery
- 1 bunch scallion
- 1 bunch Swiss chard
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 1/4 cup sherry vinegar (can use red or white wine vinegar, or a combination of the two if sherry not available)
- 2 T whole grain Dijon mustard
- 1 T honey
- Salt and pepper

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Directions

Prepare the barley according to directions, drain and toss with 1T olive oil. Let come to room temperature or chill.

In a medium-sized bowl, place prepared celery, scallions, chard, walnuts and parsley. Set aside.

Lightly sauté shitakes until they just begin to brown, remove from pan, add to bowl. Sauté asparagus until they just begin to cook, add to bowl.

Add cooled barley to bowl, toss.

Add vinaigrette to salad just before serving, stir well, salt and pepper to taste.

(Can be served warm or cold, on its own or with a piece of grilled fish or chicken)

Created to pair with Dreaming Tree Chardonnay

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