“No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise.” — Charlotte Brontë
Jordan Chardonnay tastes like a summer morning. Creaminess like the morning fog lifting off the valley floor, a bit of crispness in the air like biting into an apple tart, and a lingering finish like a long summer day. Perfect pairing? Jordan suggests Grilled Soft Shell Crab with Squash Blossom Potato Purée and who is The Wine Harlot to disagree? The music match is “Flower Child” by U2 from the album Unreleased & Rare.
The details: 13.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Russian River Valley. Grape: Chardonnay. Suggested retail: $32 USD. The wine was a media sample provided for editorial consideration.
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