Cooled by the morning fog and far enough from the Monterey Bay to get a long, daily dose of sun, Monterey County is the ideal location for growing Chardonnay. APPEARANCE Shimmering light-straw gold. AROMA Honey, tropical fruits with hints of orange and pineapple. FLAVOR Rich and well-balanced with a delicious, creamy textured mid-palate; ripe fruit, orange, almond, and spice flavors lead to a refreshing, smooth finish. PAIRINGS Smoked salmon, cream sauce pastas, poultry, pork, mushrooms.