Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern?Rh?ne blends?based on?Grenache, Syrah and?Mourv?dre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely?Australia,?California?and increasingly, with praise, from?Washington.
Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean,?Chablis-like styles go well with flaky white fish with herbs, scallops, turkey breast and soft cheeses. Richer Chardonnays marry well with lobster, crab, salmon, roasted chicken and creamy sauces.