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Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay Monterey County 2010

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In our Chardonnay, bright, fruit-focused flavors keep cadence with sweet essence of oak. Baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine are accented by wafts of floral and nutmeg. Well-balanced, the fruit remains bright and crisp, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity. This wine’s versatility makes it pleasant for sipping as well as a perfect complement to sautéed scallops or stuffed chicken breast.

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Chalone Vineyard:
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attr... Read more
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attracted Dick Graff, who wanted to make top-flight Burgundian-styled Chardonnay. Graff made his first vintage under the Chalone Vineyard label in 1966, producing what became a benchmark for California Chardonnay. Read less

External Reviews for Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay Monterey County

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
04/11/2012

Monterey, CaliforniaChalone Chardonnay from Monterey is a white wine gem for everyday enjoyment. Chalone Vineyard is one of the most prestigious wineries in California and among the first to recognize the great potential of Chardonnay from Monterey County. With moderate winters and a maritime-influenced climate, Monterey has one of the coolest, most consistent growing seasons in the state, ideal for this thin-skinned varietal. Chalone Chardonnay is 100% Monterey Chardonnay. Bright and crisp with medium body, it offers a nose of baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine accented by floral notes and nutmeg. The palate adds juicy stone fruit and guava, developing creaminess through the middle. The wine is well balanced, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity. 60 percent of the wine was aged for six months in a combination of French, American and European oak.Enjoy Chalone Chardonnay over the next 3-4 years. It is pleasant for sipping as well as a perfect complement to sauted scallops, stuffed chicken breast and pasta.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/24/2013

Chalone Vineyards are located on limestone based soils, with an average rainfall of less than 15 inches. Raised in Hawaii, Robert Cook is the chief winemaker for Chalone.



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In our Chardonnay, bright, fruit-focused flavors keep cadence with sweet essence of oak. Baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine are accented by wafts of floral and nutmeg. Well-balanced, the fruit remains bright and crisp, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity. This wine’s versatility makes it pleasant for sipping as well as a perfect complement to sautéed scallops or stuffed chicken breast.

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