Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family) Estate Grown Chardonnay
$329.56 / case(12)
Tasting notes: this wine displays a pale golden tone with brilliant clarity. I find expressive bright aromas of green apple and pear integrating nicely with richer aromas of honey light butterscotch and hints of truffle. On the palate the wine has a light beam of bright acidity balanced by a full bodied creamy texture which lends itself to the lingering finish. This wine will benefit from being served slightly chilled and will age gracefully for 3-4 years. Drink now through 2020. Food pairing suggestion: salmon cakes with chardonnay aioli sauce vineyards vintage & vinification: 2014 was a great growing season we were able to fully ripen the fruit with the brix coming in for the various lots around 23. The majority of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tank with the balance being fermented in french oak barrels. We enjoy combining the two winemaking styles with our chardonnay as we find the characteristics of each fermentation complement each other very nicely. The tank fermentations tend to run cooler resulting in a brighter style of chardonnay. The barrel lots ferment a little warmer and with the oak contact and increased surface contact with the yeast tend to have a fuller expression on the palate. Small winery big reputation: the allure of winegrowing led jay corley to napa valley in 1969 to purchase land for our first vineyard. Today we farm five napa valley vineyards in the oak knoll yountville rutherford and st. Helena appellations within napa valley. – monticello vineyards (corley family)
|robert parker et. Al.||rating: 90||vintage: 2012|
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