Clark Gable Wine
Clark Gable Chardonnay 2019
Classic Movie Pairing
The Misfits (1961)
At first thought too gritty to be a leading man, Clark Gable turned on the charm and quickly established himself as “The King of Hollywood,” starring in features ranging from It Happened One Night (1935) to Gone with the Wind (1939) to Mogambo (1953). Raise a glass of this flavorful Chardonnay to celebrate Gable’s final performance. This moving film about restless souls who conspire to round up a team of wild horses was directed by John Huston and also contains the last performance of screen legend Marilyn Monroe.
Often called “The King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable spent three decades of his acting career as a leading man. And since every king needs his queen, he’s partnered here with Chardonnay, a lovely leading lady and the wine world’s “Queen of Whites.” Hailing from sunny California and the royally good 2019 vintage, this exclusive Chardonnay overflows with ripe citrus and orchard-fruit flavors. Enjoy a glass on its own, with a meal or alongside your favorite film.
Wine enthusiasts and winemakers alike adore Chardonnay for its attractive, mouth-filling flavors and ability to grow well in a range of climates. It performs most majestically (and expensively) in the vineyards of Chablis and Côte d’Or in France’s storied Burgundy region, but it also thrives in California. Depending on the site (and the ambitions of the winemaker), it can be rich and buttery or refreshing and citrusy. This limited-edition release leans toward the latter style, but still has a creamy weight to it.
Thanks to a near-perfect growing season, California is in for “another classic vintage,” and “growers and wineries say the 2019 vintage is looking pretty darn good” (wine-searcher.com). The vineyards received ample rain to replenish vines early in the season, followed by a warm, dry summer that extended the grapes’ ‘hang time’ on the vine, allowing the fruit to develop ripe, concentrated flavors.
With its beautifully fruit-forward flavor profile, this regal Chardonnay will make a delicious pre-dinner sipper. At meal time, pair it with grilled chicken (try a lime marinade to play up the citrus flavors in the wine), herbed pork tenderloin or other savory white meats. It’ll also be tasty with hearty seafood, white-sauced pasta dishes or soft, creamy cheeses like Brie.