The 2009 was made in the same “Burgundian” style as the past vintage. The wine is 100% barrel fermented but in only a...Read more...
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Editorial Reviews for Mauritson Wines Chardonnay Alexander Valley
Barrel fermented aromas greet the nose along with creamy, nutty, buttery, pineapple aromas and sweet toasted spice notes. Surprisingly open and fresh in the mouth with clean crisp apple fruit early on the palate then turning a bit riper with a little nectarine on the mid-palate. The nose shows much more oak and buttery character than the palate which is clean, lighter than the 14.1% would suggest finishing with good energy and real finesse. This is rather long and focused. 91pts
The 2009 was made in the same “Burgundian” style as the past vintage. The wine is 100% barrel fermented but in only a small percentage of new oak. The result is the best of both worlds; the beautiful fruit of California Chardonnay minus the oak with the elegance and complexity of its Burgundian ancestor. The fruit was harvested at 24.1° brix lending itself to beautiful citrus fruit. Soft flavors of pear and green apple are prevalent in the nose and balanced beautifully with citrus flavors in the front palate. The gravely soils and lack of water retention of the vineyard shine through in the mid-palate with complex flavors of mineral that are accented by the richness of the barrel fermentation. The finish is everything you would expect from a great Chardonnay; full and round but clinging to acidity to retain the balance. This wine will continue to drink beautifully over the next three to five years. Enjoy it with fish, poultry, white sauces, and anything else that strikes your fancy.
257 cases produced.
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