Manuscript Chardonnay personifies a contemporary, sophisticated style—with its smooth, buttery character and notes of pineapple and vanilla. In general, Chardonnay is one of the most food-friendly of all wines—appearing on almost all our wine and food tables, with the notable exception of beef and game. Its clean, fresh finish complements a range of summer and special-occasion dishes that also offer a certain degree of richness. One of our favorites is this cool, crunchy Chicken Salad— with grapes, celery, and walnuts. Add a creamy crab dip served with veggies or crackers, and these quick-to-prepare, savory Spinach Bites— and you’ve created an enticing, diverse menu for any gathering.