Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley 2010
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The 2010 Chardonnay offers good up-front fruit and an accessible, easygoing personality. Layers of tropical fruit, smoke and licorice wrap around the finish. About 60% of the wine was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2013.
Pale bright yellow. Pure aromas of musky nectarine, grapefruit and pineapple. Boasts good thickness and richness for a chardonnay in this price range; the dominant characteristic is lively stone fruit flavors. Finishes with good length. Only 35% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation, and the wine got only 25% new oak aging.
Pale bright yellow. Peach and flowers on the nose. Round and peachy, with sound acidity and a refreshing hint of licorice. Slightly phenolic, edgy finish. Sixty percent of this wine went through malolactic fermentation.
One of the best buys in the Chardonnay marketplace remains Beringerrsquo;s 2009 Chardonnay Napa. In fact, I would rank it right up there with Kendall-Jacksonrsquo;s 2009 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve. Beringerrsquo;s offering shows elegant white peach and honeysuckle notes in a crisp, medium-bodied style. What is surprising is how much flavor and intensity they have been able to build into this wine, which probably can be found discounted to $12 a bottle.