Golden delicious apple, figs, and subtle oak notes form the basis of this wonderfully balanced Chardonnay. The tropical fruit flavors and the full body weight of this wine along with a smooth, silky texture combine to create a long finish.
This is a food friendly wine that will enhance a wide range of foods. Try pairing it with chicken breast, turkey breast, pork loin, salmon, scallops, shrimp, and clams. It’s a crowd pleaser for your next social gathering.
|Varietal Content:||100% Chardonnay|
- 2 to 4 crabs cleaned and cracked
- 2 lbs large prawns skinned and deveined
- 3 lbs manilla clams
- 2 15 oz cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 cups Wooden Valley Chardonnay
- 1/2 bunch parsley,chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 lg bell peppers, chopped
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 lg cloves garlic
- 1Tbs Italian seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- dash tobasco sauce
In medium size stock pot sautè onion, bell pepper, and celery in oil, until wilted. Puree tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and herbs in a blender and add to sautèed vegetables. Add tomato sauce, wine, salt & pepper and a little tobasco sauce. Cook on low heat 45 minutes to 1hour. Add crab and clams to mixture, let cook 10 to 15 minutes. Add prawns and cook until done. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes longer. Once Cioppino is done but still simmering add 1 tsp baking soda. This will reduce the acidity caused by the tomatoes. A Lanza Family favorite during winter months. Serve with crusty french bread and a glass of Wooden Valley Wine. Serves 6 Enjoy!!