Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley 2005

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Fermentation: 90% of this wine was barrel fermented, with the balance in stainless steel. After the primary fermentation, the wine was allowed to naturally undergo malolactic fermentation. Aging: The wine was aged sur lie for 12 months in new American oak barrels. Battonage, the stirring of the barrels, was performed monthly.

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Wente Vineyards:
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustaina... Read more
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. Read less

Member Reviews for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley

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Snooth User: Pete Russell
92568124
4.00 5
08/31/2011

I've been a fan of this wine for 2 years. Riva Ranch manages to balance acidity with a ripe lusciousness that isn't overblown. Excellent with creamy pasta dishes, in fact anything cooked in cream.


Snooth User: LeslieMcCoy
586180918
5.00 5
01/11/2011

Five glasses



Tasting Notes:

This Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas of ripe apple, vanilla, butter, and pear. It has a luscious mouthfeel, flavors of vanilla, guava, and butterscotch, and a long, smooth finish.

Fermentation: 90% of this wine was barrel fermented, with the balance in stainless steel. After the primary fermentation, the wine was allowed to naturally undergo malolactic fermentation. Aging: The wine was aged sur lie for 12 months in new American oak barrels. Battonage, the stirring of the barrels, was performed monthly.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable


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