So many Chardonnays these days are at the far points ofeither end of the spectrum: either 100% stainless steel fermented with a tart, lean taste or over-seasoned oak bombs that are difficult to enjoy with a wide variety of foods. Kathie Lee and the Scheid family set out to craft a Chardonnay that highlights the gorgeous tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Monterey Chardonnays, while bringing in a rich texture and just a hint of butter creaminess from aging a portion of the blend on 100% French oak. It is a wine that the Giffords and the Scheids are proud to put on their tables and share with friends.
GIFFT wines are a partnership between Kathie Lee Gifford and Scheid Family Wines of Monterey, California.
The Gifft name derives from Kathie Lee Giffords last name and her belief that friendship, love and laughter are gifts to be cherished. The classically-styled package depicts Kathie Lees favorite place to enjoy wine with friends her garden gazebo at her home and features a consumer-friendly screwcap closure.
Kathie Lee says, “Its well-documented that Im a wine lover so when I started talking to the Scheid family about making a wine, it felt like the most natural thing in the world. I set out to create wines I would want to drink and serve to friends in my home an elegant Chardonnay like those I tasted in California in the 1970s and an easy-drinking yet balanced Red Blend. Heidi Scheid of Scheid Family Wines adds, “What we loved about meeting with Kathie for the first time is how down-to-earth and straightforward she is. She was very clear about her aim to offer ultra-premium wines at an affordable price. The style she was after was perfectly suited to the Monterey growing region and our own viewpoint.