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Rodman's MD Stores USD 14.99 750ml

Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay 2010

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Citrus blossoms and newly ripened nectarine highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. Nuances of honey, apple and banana add to its complexity. On the palate, bright tropical citrus and grapefruit flavors are balanced with the roundness of ripe pear. Mineral notes come to fore on the crisp, yet long and balanced finish.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,879
0.00 5
07/20/2012

Marshmallow, lemon oil and grilled pineapple come together on the nose here with a nicely spiced top note. Smells like ginger crisps. This is soft but not heavy on the palate, with a noticeably sweet edge. It’s subtle, adding a little marshmallow fluff to the rather fresh and nicely balanced fruits on the mid-palate. The oak plays a fairly supporting role beyond that, adding a nice, spiced note on the palate. On the finish, the sugar and spice does become a bit more dominant, though some acidity also shows up to help cleanse the palate. This is nicely done in the genre, sweet but not cloying, creamy but not shapeless, and with enough acidity to keep things interesting. 87pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
06/23/2011

Full aroma with grassy tones, herbs, and a little bit of lemon. Crisp tartness on the mouth, with a full body of citrus fruits and apple that persists very nicely.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
07/24/2011

Pale straw bright, aromas of orange blossoms, peach and citrus; flavor notes over focused acid of bright green apples, passion fruit and kiwi-lime to a moderate finish

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  • Snooth User: dwalden82
    6874074
    4.50 5
    07/06/2011

    It should be noted that this wine is from the Russian River Valley. Residual sugar: .4%. Somewhat limited, just 3,661 cases produced.


    External Reviews for Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    01/03/2012

    A good value for the richness. Even though therersquo;s no oak, the wine is opulently sweet in pineapples, green apples, pears, bananas, mangoes, limes, honey and vanilla. Drink now with roast salmon and summer corn on the cob.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    10/24/2011

    Orange blossom, tangerine and mineral notes highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. A rich mid-palate and fruit flavors of green apple and passion fruit carry the bright acidity through the lengthy kiwi-lime finish. -Winery


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    05/11/2011

    Valley of the Moon Chardonnay Unoaked Russian River Valley 2010 750ML


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    09/27/2011

    Fresh, intense and vibrant, with a rich, layered mix of green apple, baked apple, pear and spice, offering light shades of toasty oak and ending with a long, full finish. Drink now through 2016.



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    Citrus blossoms and newly ripened nectarine highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. Nuances of honey, apple and banana add to its complexity. On the palate, bright tropical citrus and grapefruit flavors are balanced with the roundness of ripe pear. Mineral notes come to fore on the crisp, yet long and balanced finish.

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