2019 Intercept Chardonnay is medium-bodied with notes of spiced apples, citrus, and biscuit. Rich from barrel fermentation and sur lie aging, the wine has bright acidity with a lingering toasty oak finish. Pairs well with seafood (salmon, crab, octopus), roasted chicken, and fresh summer salads.
“My love of wine happened organically while in Napa Valley for training camp when I was playing for the Oakland Raiders early in my career. There I developed a great appreciation for wine and the people around it. As my career went along, more of us players started getting into wine. On road trips, we would bring bottles and break bread together. It was an experience that bonded us.