Photo by photo by Kelly Roberts

Photo by photo by Kelly Roberts

Twisted River

Back By Chris Nestor
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Twisted River 2009 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, $19:

Produced by fifth-generation Clarksburg farmer and vineyard owner Duke Heringer, this Chardonnay is made with Russian River grapes. The magnificent vineyards descend alongside redwood groves to meet the Pacific Ocean. This cool oceanic influence reveals the rich tropical flavors of the fruit. Straw to gold in color, ripe pineapple, honey and apple flavors abound, all contributing to a great length in the finish.

Where to find it:

House Kitchen & Bar on Capitol Mall (houseoncapitol.com), and Nugget Markets (nuggetmarket.com).

What to eat with this wine:

Beer-brined chicken seasoned with rosemary, thyme, Old Bay and oregano. Served with smashed potatoes and chicken jus.

Chris Nestor is the owner and operator of House Kitchen & Bar and Ink Eats & Drinks in Sacramento.

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