Longboard was born from the passion of Oded Shakked, surfer first, winemaker later, who brings a unique perspective to winemaking, or rather winegrowing as he prefers to call it. Longboard believes that great tasting wines are those that are true to the people and place that grew them. Thus, they extend the notion of “terroir” to include the human aspect, not just the soils, climate and weather.
A Chardonnay to remind you why this is the king of white wines. The grapes, all clone 76 come from a single vineyard block from the Rochioli estate, neighbours on Westside road just south of Healdsburg. They press the grapes directly into French oak barrels and let the "resident" yeast take over, a slow cool fermentation ensues. Rich but not heavy, with a great minerality, this wine will continue improving for years in the bottle.
The foods that beg for this style of wine are fantastic. Shellfish such as lobster, shrimp and prawns are classic pairings, and rich buttery sauces make for a match made in heaven. Rich textures like those found in pasta and polenta highlight the creamy texture of the wine, and creamy sauces mirror the wine’s full mouthfeel.
Try with Mesquite grilled lobster with garlic butter sauce or pair perhaps with Grilled chicken with butternut squash coulis and sliced avocado.