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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Morning Fog 2009
2007 Morning Fog Chardonnay This wine is created from single lots of grapes carefully tended in the Wente Family vineyards to achieve the fullest development of varietal flavor. The 2007 Morning Fog Chardonnay has ripe apple and pear from the Livermore Valley vineyards are blended with tropical pineapple and citrus from the Arroyo Seco vineyards. The wine is further enhanced through barrel aging for additional complexity and slight oak and vanilla flavors. Our 2007 Chardonnay is balanced and has a pleasant finish.
Definite cream and butteriness here on the nose and a bit of toast brings on a very soft mouthfeel that is smooth on the finish...easy drinking and big enough to stand up to some food!
I am not a white wine lover. That being said, I really loved this wine. Creamy, buttery, and a heavenly nose of crisp apple made me want to drink down the whole bottle.
External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Morning Fog
Classically-styled and easy to drink, this is the perfect "whenever" wine. Loaded with toasty almond, melon and starfruit flavors; pairs easily with many chicken, pasta and pork dishes.
A fairly rich Chardonnay whose creamy texture holds fruit-forward, smoky flavors of baked apples, grilled pineapples, vanilla, butterscotch, and dusty Asian spices.
Wente is well known for its Wente clone, a popular sight in many a California Chardonnay vineyard. This flavorful example is compellingly rich and textured, yet modest in alcohol, with a happy apple, melon taste and a bit of an exotic lift on the finish, possibly from the 2% Gewürztraminer that's blended in.
Shows lots of sophistication at a good price. Brimming with ripe peach and mango fruit, there's a richer streak of butter-sautéed banana, finishing with caramelized honey. The wine is quite dry, even minerally, and modest in alcohol, only 13.5%.
Enjoy aromas and flavors of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth-filling body and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a medium-long, refreshing finish.
This 2004 Chardonnay is a great example of the Livermore Valley terroir. The red apple fruit and medium acidity from the grape balanced with the graham cracker oak and a slight buttery finish bring together the best of both worlds, in terms of ways to craft Chardonnay.
I like everything about this wine. Peaches, pineapples, vanilla custard and buttered toast flavors, crisp acids, a creamy, oaky veneer, a nice, long dry finish - it's all there. It doesn't have the concentrated intensity of greater wines, but it's very nice.