Mont St. Vincent Chardonnay 2012

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Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 93 points by Antonio Galloni: Ridge's 2011 Chardonnay Monte Bello is laced with yellow stone fruits, honey, almonds, honeysuckle and butter. A surprisingly rich, dense wine, especially within the context of the year, the 2011 should age beautifully based on its pure depth. The oily, textured finish suggests some presence of botrytis although there is none. In this vintage, winemaker Eric Baugher chose to give Chardonnay a little more time on the lees.

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less
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External Reviews for Mont St. Vincent Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/31/2013

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/26/2014

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/21/2013

Mont Saint-Vincent Chardonnay Vin de Pays dOc 2012 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/05/2014

Dense, sweet layered, lots of flavor, over delivers! Generous cherry chocolate flavors with an oak note. Spicy finish. - Winery



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Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 93 points by Antonio Galloni: Ridge's 2011 Chardonnay Monte Bello is laced with yellow stone fruits, honey, almonds, honeysuckle and butter. A surprisingly rich, dense wine, especially within the context of the year, the 2011 should age beautifully based on its pure depth. The oily, textured finish suggests some presence of botrytis although there is none. In this vintage, winemaker Eric Baugher chose to give Chardonnay a little more time on the lees.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.20 g/l grams per liter

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