2015 Creekside White
The 2015 Creekside White does its best imitation of a great German White Wine. Some of the great food wines in the world come from the French/German border area Alsace. Josie and I had a blast putting this blend together and are happy to share it with you today!
The grapes come from California, Washington, and Minnesota. The Chardonnay came from California, the Gewürztraminer and Riesling are from Washington, and, of course, the splash of La Crescent comes from Minnesota The 2 hardest parts of putting this wine together were tempering the super high acid of the Riesling with the oily notes of the Gewürztraminer. The trick we found was adding a small amount of Chardonnay to the blend. The fresh aromas of apples and much lower acid rounded it out and made the blend sing!
The 2015 Creekside White has the classic German combination of spice and oiliness you would expect from some of the great Alsatian wines. The richer and riper character of this wine means that it can easily stand up to and compliment a wide variety of food pairings. I immediately crave Asian cuisine like Shrimp Pad Thai or fresh Ahi Tuna. Our Thai Chicken Pizza is absolutely perfect with this wine!