Born and raised in England, professional golfer Luke Donald has an affinity for the great white Burgundies of France. This is the inspiration behind his Luke Donald Collection Carneros Chardonnay, a wine that reflects Luke's passion for elegant, well-balanced Chardonnay. Luke Donald Collection wines have their origin in a longstanding friendship between top ranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato. Whether on the golf course of in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence. Luke plays an active role in crafting his wines; his personal involvement in the blending makes the wines original, unique and an expression of his own personality and style.
A light gold color, this wine showcases aromas of caramel and apple and notes of citrus blossom with layers of honey and vanilla. Much like any white Burgundy, this Chardonnay will benefit from time in the bottle to blossom fully.
With an emphasis on crisp, clean minerality, and a restrained use of oak, this Chardonnay highlights the cooler climate and rich soils of Carneros, and is crafted in a style that pairs well with a wide variety of foods: from veal, chicken and risotto dishes, to shellfish, whitefish and even salmon.