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Valley of the Moon Chardonnay 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for this wine comes from select vineyards within the Sonoma Coast region, including the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the southern Sonoma Valley. These cool-climate appellations are characterized by foggy mornings and cool breezes that keep the fruit at an optimum temperature: perfect conditions for growing premium Chardonnay grapes. The fruit for this wine was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wine was allowed to age "sur lies" for seven months with the majority of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. The individual lots were then selected for blending and bottling.

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Valley of the Moon Winery:
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and r... Read more
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and rebirth. The history and old walls remain, but the technology and styling is resolutely modern. This harmonious marriage of past and present provides the perfect environment to craft world-class wines. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com Read less

External Reviews for Valley of the Moon Chardonnay

07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. More than a few unoaked Chardonnays impress us as being overly thin and wholly lacking in interest


11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. More than a few unoaked Chardonnays impress us as being overly thin and wholly lacking in interest, but here is a very likeable version that is both fruity and nicely filled. Clean and uncomplicated with a light touch of candy to its ongoing themes of fresh, green apples, it is lively and lengthy and will make an engaging foil to chicken and grilled fish alike.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.



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Tasting Notes:

Aromas of asian pear, meyer lemon, vanilla and allspice overlay a hint of minerality. The lush mid-palate is accented by layers of honeydew melon and kiwi, and balanced with a long finish of zesty citrus and baked pear.

The fruit for this wine comes from select vineyards within the Sonoma Coast region, including the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the southern Sonoma Valley. These cool-climate appellations are characterized by foggy mornings and cool breezes that keep the fruit at an optimum temperature: perfect conditions for growing premium Chardonnay grapes. The fruit for this wine was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wine was allowed to age "sur lies" for seven months with the majority of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. The individual lots were then selected for blending and bottling.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Aging: 92% Barrel fermented, aged sur lies for seven months in French and Eastern European oak barrels, 92% Malolactic Fermentation

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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