White wine is such an acquired taste. While I tend to prefer red wines, I have been on the search for a perfect wine to pair with poultry and seafood dishes. This wine also has to have the ability to be enjoyed on its own.
Imagine my surprise when I visited Rappahannock Cellars in Hume, Va. one weekend to find the perfect white wine that could meet the criteria above. When I had the first initial sip of Rappahannock’s 2010 Chardonnay, I knew this wine would pair well with a crab cake and would also be able to be enjoyed while sitting on the porch. This Chardonnay was aged in French and Virginia oak barrels, and you could taste the oak overtones, along with a buttery finish.
Rappahannock is one of my favorite wineries in Virginia, and the staff is always friendly. I strongly urge you to make the trip out there to enjoy their wines (Noblesse Rouge is one of my favorites, and my boyfriend loves their Red Dessert Wine).